Chocolate chip cookies #31: Based on Picky Palate’s Raspberry Scented M&M Cookies. Baked on 4/27/13.

After a baking blitz a couple of weeks ago I have quite a few new chocolate chip cookie recipes to share. But in order keep myself from using these recipes as an excuse to not write about anything else, I’m going to limit my cookie posts to one per week. Sound good? On to the recipe review! We had a big event at work recently and I promised to send a box of cookies to my co-workers on the East Coast to sustain them. One of those co-workers requested cherry chocolate chip cookies which are one of my favorites. I love making them for the holidays, but this time I wanted to take them to the next level. I was intrigued by this recipe for raspberry-scented M&M cookies the first time I saw it. Basically you mix raspberry puree into the butter before adding any of the other ingredients. Yummy, right? Well, I was way too lazy to actually puree fresh raspberries and strain out the seeds so I used some 100% fruit seedless blackberry (I couldn’t find raspberry) spread instead. I figured it couldn’t be THAT much different, and luckily the substitution didn’t blow up in my face. And to fulfill the original request, I added some dried cherries to the dough (which was a lovely lavender color) along with the chocolate chips. The end result was really tasty. Chocolate chip cookies with a tart berry flavor. Delicious!