Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 14 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

kcalories
186
protein
2g
carbs
23g
fat
11g
saturates
6g
fibre
1g
sugar
14g
salt
0.13g

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

  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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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!

nimblenick's picture
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am just now making these

I put about 1/3 of the dough on the first tray and got 10 wonderful cookies, then tried to get the rest on a second tray and am now watching them melt into each other in the oven... entirely my fault, so I stay with the 5 star rating

next time I would use 3 trays and make 30 cookies

they taste very good, not too sweet and are absolutely super easy to make!

gfm722's picture
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very easy to make, think i'll put more chocolate in next time though

khare55's picture

SO sublime...received rave reviews for these.

abroekman's picture
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Absolutely brilliant. Used demarrera instead of muscovado, and made a second batch within days of the forst, this time with cranberries, pitsacchio and dark chocolate. Will be trying raisins, dark chocolate and pecans next...

nicolaaustin78's picture
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Lovely cookie recipe. Increased the choccie (dark and milk) and then added mini marshmallows! Resulted in a very chewy, delicious cookie which everyone seemed to love! Not easy to get the cookies off the baking sheet due to marshmallow melting but worth the extra patience. Even better the next day! Won't be making them again for a while though......too tempting to eat the whole batch myself!

sarahebarry's picture
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Easy to make and loved by the kids

emmascott23's picture
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As a rule, my mum never eats cakes, biscuits, or, you know, any kind of sweet thing but she loves these. they're so easy to make too. Have made them more times than I can count

davidbowieslovechild's picture
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Best cookie recipe I've used. Tried a few different combinations but my favourite is cherry & white chocolate.

nicgunn's picture
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I thought these cookies were nice but more crumbley than I expected. Really nice if you add dessicated coconut and mixed berries and white chocolate... Which is great if you have bizarre people in your family who don't like dark or milk chocolate!!

sarahbear1's picture
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Tried these today as a treat for my boyfriends birthday. First time I made cookies, they are ssooo delicious, he loves them!! Very easy to make, looking forqard to experimenting with different flavours in the future

SusyBee's picture
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Tasted great but not at all gooey. Will try lower temperature and take out earlier next time.

juicypeach63's picture

These are gorgeousness on a plate and soooo easy to make xXx Definite 5 stars xXx

kathy535's picture
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Mine look nothing like the picture but they taste fab. I used dried sour cherries instead of glacé cherries and they are just gorgeous. The batter was amazing too, my 16yr old, who usually says she's too old for that kind of thing now, licked the bowl clean

clarkeyclarke's picture
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Pretty good although not the best biscuits I've made.

tails1993's picture
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Just tried making these, mine turned out very cakey for some reason, but still yummy :) Didn't have a problem with the spreading though

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