ABOUT THE RECIPE:
Cherry-Chocolate Taco Cookies feature tortillas wrapped around gooey chocolate and plump cherries.
Makes 8 cookies
3 8-inch whole-wheat or brown rice tortillas
1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more as needed
48 to 60 (about 1/4 cup) vegan chocolate chips
12 to 24 dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins
¼ cup vegan powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Cut four rounds out of each tortilla using a 3 to 4-inch cookie cutter. Place a cut tortilla round on a plate. Brush both sides of the tortilla round with a very thin layer of maple syrup using a pastry brush, making certain to moisten the edges well. Repeat with the remaining rounds.
Arrange 4 to 5 vegan chocolate chips down the center of each tortilla round. Add 1 or 2 cherries next to the chocolate chips. Fold the far edge of the tortilla over the filling, sealing the edges of the tortilla together, pressing firmly with your fingers. Further seal the edges by pressing the outer tongs of a table fork firmly around the outer rim of the cookie. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Put the taco cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 5 minutes, then check to make sure the edges of the taco cookies are still sealed. If not, remove from oven and reseal. Bake 5 to 7 minutes more, or until chocolate is melted and the edges of the cookies are slightly golden. Transfer each cookie to a wire rack. Dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. These MUST be served warm!