CHERRY CHOCOLATE RUM COOKIES
1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Dried cherries
12 oz Bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup Unsalted butter
1/4 cup Dark rum
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and dried cherries. Set a metal bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Melt chocolate and butter in metal bowl, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum and cool. Whisk in eggs and stir in flour mixture. Chill dough, covered, 1 hour, or until firm enough to handle.
Halve dough and on a sheet of wax paper and form each half into a 10-inch log. Chill logs, wrapped in wax paper, 4 hours, or until firm.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 350° F. and lightly butter 2 baking sheets.
Cut logs into 1/2-inch-thick rounds and arrange about 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies in batches in middle of oven 8 minutes and transfer to cooling racks. Cool cookies completely. Makes about 36 cookies.