I have been toying with the idea of mixing prunes and dark chocolate in desserts. I like both flavors and sometimes find myself in my pantry looking for a snack, and I grab a moist delicious pitted prune and a square of dark chocolate. Who would have thought these would combine to make a great cookie?
Since I was going down this road, I decided that the cookies needed to be unusual with a subtle surprising twist. Cardamom added an exotic touch and complimented both the prunes and chocolate. I used a good dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s, which I chopped into chunks. The pitted prunes were really moist and the walnuts added a bit of crunch. The flavors came together into a very unique soft chewy cookie.
All of my taste testers loved these cookies. The really good news is that the recipe makes approximately 6 dozen cookies. I made them ahead and wrapped them, 2 cookies together, and stored in the freezer. Did I mention I really love to have homemade cookies in my freezer, just in case of out-of-town company? —At Home with Friends
6 dozen cookies
4 1/2 ounces
chopped dark chocolate (You could use chocolate chips. You’ll still get a good cookie, just more like chocolate chip cookies with add-ins.)