When I made this recipe I split the batch in half and froze one log for future use. The first time I made the cookies, I was disappointed in the crunchiness. The instructions say to bake for 15 minutes... I thought that was too long. Especially since Melissa recommends that the cookies be soft.
Today I thawed my reserve cookie log and tried again, making sure to only bake for 10 minutes this time. What a difference! I actually love the cookies now. They are so soft and yummy! The combination of gooey chocolate and dried cherries was delicious. We are fighting over the last cookie now!