I have been eyeing this recipe and have been looking for an excuse to make it.  Since the majority of U.S. is in celebration of the new President, this is a great excuse.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1-cup cocoa

1-teaspoon baking soda

1-teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups of firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chopped bittersweet chocolate

You can add 1 1/2 cups of dried cherries or cranberries if you desire.  I think I will instead go for 3/4 cup of walnuts instead. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Line pans with parchment paper and aside

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

In another bowl beat on medium speed mixer, butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Beat one egg in at a time and then add vanilla.  Reduce speed of mixer and add the flour mixture, until combine.  Stir in your dried fruits or nuts. 

Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into balls and place them 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake 11 to 13 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool.

Doesn’t this look really decadent, yummy!!!! Enjoy with a lovely cup of tea or a tall glass of milk.