Suzanne Garcia's Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies

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Carol Blonder
Suzanne Garcia and her cookie counter

Yesterday, Suzanne Garcia president of Chocolate Star Bakery shared the lessons she brought from a successful fashion and business background to her cookie bakery. The San Francisco native likes to keep her recipes simple but isn't afraid to glam up a cookie with premium ingredient combinations. Today, Suzanne shares her recipe for Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies.

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Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies
2 C Unsalted Butter
2 C Sugar
2 C Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
2 T Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 T Almond Extract

1 lb 11.5 oz Flour
1 1/3 C Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 C Dried Cherries
1 C Sliced Almonds

1.Cream butter & sugars
2.Add eggs, vanilla & almond extracts

3.Mix in flour, cocoa powder & baking soda
4.Add chocolate chips, dried cherries and almonds

5.Refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to baking

6.Scoop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

7.Bake 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes

Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies

courtesy Chocolate Star Bakery, inc

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