My name is Shawnda and sometimes I eat cookies for breakfast.
But only sometimes. Usually on days where I’ve said something like, “I thought about running 4 miles, I half-way earned it!” (The things we tell ourselves, huh?)
These cookies could lovingly be called “Road Trip Cookies.” Because a gas-station granola bar somewhere between Houston and Lafayette inspired them.
And since I knew there would be a weekend of calorie-bomb debauchery in New Orleans ahead of me, they just seemed like a smart idea. At least, smarter than the Funyuns that I usually get.
- 12 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp salt, plus more for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 12 oz dark chocolate chips
- 7.5 oz dried cherries (or 1 1/2 bag Cherry Craisins)