Today’s plum recipe is a part of FBG’s second-annual Love Yo’Self Week. After all, what better way is there to love yo’self than by noshing on a tasty treat that’s good for you?
Most of us think of prunes or dried plums as something only our grandmothers eat. But, hold the geriatric bus up! Plums are full of all kinds of good stuff. In fact, dried plums—like Plum Amazins—have 50 percent more fiber, 45 percent less sugar, 19 percent fewer calories and a lower glycemic index as compared to the same size serving of raisins or dried cranberries. While we like sprinkling plums in our salads, this recipe for a dozen chocolate-plum cookies created by Chef Ryan Scott is pretty darn amazing. So the next time you need a sweet treat, bust out the dried plums!
Double Chocolate Plum Amazin Cookies Recipe
1 c Sunsweet Plum Amazin diced dried plums
3 tbsp brandy (optional)
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ c butter, room temperature
¼ c granulated sugar
¼ c brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 ½ tsp almond extract
¾ tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ c all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 c white chocolate chips or chunks
½ c mini marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Soak Plum Amazins in brandy for 5 minutes, if desired. Strain and set aside.
3. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave or in a bowl set over boiling water. Cool for 5 minutes.
4. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars in a large bowl until light and well mixed. Add egg and almond and vanilla extracts; mix until smooth.
5. Beat melted chocolate into butter mixture until incorporated.
6. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into chocolate mixture.
7. Stir in white chocolate chips, marshmallows and Sunsweet Plum Amazins.
8. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in large spoonfuls onto baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
9. Bake for 12 minutes or until tops of cookies feel slightly firm when touched. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. With a spatula, carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
So, yeah, grandma knew what was up. Get more yummy plum recipes here. And tell us, do you ever bake with plum or eat them as a snack? —Jenn