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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

I follow PostSecret on Twitter, Frank posted a link to the following recipe there. It sounds delicious.

1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flower
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the raspberry preserves, sugar,
canola oil, vanilla, and almond extract.

In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the other ingredients. Add
the dry to the wet in 3 batches, mixing well with a fork after each
addition. When you get to the last batch, you may need to use your
hands to work the batter into a soft and pliable dough.

Roll the dough into walnut-size balls and then flatten them with your
hands into 2 1/2 -inch-diameter disks. Place on a cookie sheet 1/2
inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling
rack to cool completely. Enjoy!