Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 14 mins

Skill level



Makes 20 large cookies

If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per cookie



  • 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped
  • 50g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 85g natural colour glacé cherries, roughly chopped

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  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, chocolates and cherry pieces and ½ tsp salt. Spoon onto non-stick baking sheets in large rough blobs – you’ll get 20 out of this mix. Make sure they are well spaced as the cookies grow substantially as they bake. The raw dough can be frozen.
  2. Bake for 12-14 mins until just golden, but still quite pale and soft in the middle. If baking from frozen, give them a few mins more. Cool on the sheets for 5 mins, then lift onto racks with a fish slice and leave to cool completely.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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almona's picture
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Delicious and super easy to make. will definitely make again.

Cooking Freak's picture

Amazing biscuits! Make them you won't be disappointed. They were cooked just after 8 mins in the oven.

louisejmetcalf's picture

Wow . . . these are absolutely delicious! I used cranberries and milk chocolate drops as that is what I had in. Larger chunks of chocolate would be even better, and I'm already planning to try adding almond, hazel nuts, lemon, sour cherries, etc, etc, etc!

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hogs's picture

i added cocoa powder and ommitted cherries - very very good - better than shop bought!

madster20001's picture

4 star i think

madster20001's picture

hmmmm there nice but well i don't know i did them with nuts and there much nicer [haslel]

auntyheaven's picture

First time I've made biscuits and these were eaten as quickly as they were made. Fancy experimenting with peanut butter

madster20001's picture

mmm! iim doing it with milk chic and nuts!!!

madster20001's picture

5 star!

madster20001's picture

I'm trying with milk chic and nuts!!!!!mmmmmmm!

madster20001's picture

mmmmmmm! sound nice!!!

ghowland's picture

I liked these but I wouldn't rave about them. The texture was all wrong, cakey rather than chewy but it could have been me! Yummy but room for improvement!

ruthwilliamson's picture

An excellent recipe

ruthwilliamson's picture

An excellent recipe.

ruthwilliamson's picture

Excellent recipe.

asmelly's picture

American-style - check!
Gooey - check!
Chocolate - check!
Cherries - check!
Make again - absolutely!

okocha's picture

I used all dark chocolate instead of using half white chocolate and used dairy free spread for a dairy free alternative, my children loved it.

anne112's picture

Delicious. Just used white choc and cherries. Everyone loved them so will make again. I used a dessert spoon size and got perfect large sized cookies without being massive.

catherinejames's picture

Yummy, I substituted 50g of flour with 50g ground almond and some almond essence..worked really well, needed a drop of milk though as my one egg from our new hens was really small!