Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 14 mins


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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal186
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.13g
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  • 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg



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  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped
  • 50g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 85g natural colour glacé cherry, 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.

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Comments (190)

SusyBee's picture

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

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

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

tails1993's picture

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

hirahasan's picture

Made these today and they were excellent. Really soft on the centre and sweet. I didn't use cherries and just upped the chocolate chips which worked really well. My favourite cookie recipe and I will definitely use it again. The cooking time was a tad long so I took them out as the edges were starting to turn golden and although they seemed too soft after five minutes in the tray they were perfect and gooey inside the way I like them.

hirahasan's picture

Made these today and they were excellent. Really soft on the centre and sweet. I didn't use cherries and just upped the chocolate chips which worked really well. My favourite cookie recipe and I will definitely use it again. The cooking time was a tad long so I took the out as the edges were starting to turn gold and although they seemed too soft after five minutes in the tray they were perfect and gooey inside the way I like them.

seffcat's picture

Tasty cookies that are easy to make. I was pretty close to over cooking them though, think less time is needed. Will make again, and try adding more chocolate!

erica79's picture

I felt the recipe cold have been clearer to achieve better results. Instead of saying large dollops, it could have indicated a weight or size in cm. Also wen it says mix with the this with your hands or a whisk, or a spoon? Baking is a science and accuracy is important! Apart from this they were quite good although i would make them smaller next time they truned out too big. I'd say you could get 25 nice sized cookies, but then you'll have to reduce the baking time a little, they catch very quickly!

charis7997's picture

Best cookie recipe I've ever tried! I used around 150g of dark chocolate chips, which was perfect. The batter is too good - was very tempted not to bother baking it at all! Very pleased and I've already been requested to make more. I may try putting peanut butter in next time...

wildmiffy's picture

Nom nom nom - these were so tasty, although it definitely meant i ate them too quickly. I used 100g of milk choc instead of 50g each of white and dark (it was cheaper and i prefer the taste). Will deffo make these again!

carolynkey's picture

Loved this recipe, I substituted 50g of butter for 50g of chunky peanut butter and added chunks of mars bars instead of the chocolate, I called them snickers cookies!

miss_brightside's picture

Delicious cookies - I got a batch of 16 rather than 20 but mine were quite large. I also added some sultanas for some extra chewiness. The gooey texture was perfect, however unfortunately like some others on here I found the cookies broke apart very easily. Apart from that they were lovely!

sharpe2103's picture

Very Tasty... People at work were very happy with them :)

churmie's picture

Best baking these in batches of 10 to get decent size cookies. Milk chocolate taste better in he cookies I think also...

laugh_producer's picture

Nice but not great. I would add more cherries if I made them again.

twilord's picture

Thank you for the basic recipe, I adapted it to make my own biscuits with white chocolate and lots of almonds.

Your gooey base was wonderful, but the contrast between it and the crunch of flaked almonds is divine...

star2501's picture

I've come to the conclusion I just can't bake cookies or biscuits very well! This was a very easy recipe to follow, they look the part, but they just taste a bit 'cakey'... Am I doing something wrong? Would leaving them in the oven make them slightly more chewy? Aghhh!

hesnwerr's picture

I've used this recipe before and I keep losing the paper I've written it down and still keep coming to find it! It so easy to do and really tasty too! Keep baking it!

lisajo29's picture

First time making cookies, I used 100g galaxy chocolate as not keen on white chocolate or cherries, I put roughly 2 teaspoons for each cookie and they came out as giant cookies! I made 19 giant cookies in total and they were fantastic, I also left them in for 20 mins each batch as I like my cookies with a bit of crunch! Definately a one recipe I'll be making again.


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