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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waresjan's picture

Made these with cranberries and a bar of dark chocolate with almonds I found in the cupboard. Seriously diet busting gorgeousness, colleagues loved them and they disappeared in a hearbeat!

eviemay-003's picture
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Made mine with choc chips and flaked almonds. Glorious!! Grandkids couldn't get enough of them and always want them when they come to visit.

missmarie2012's picture

Just cooking as I type this. I halved the mixture and made 6 giant ones. Fingers crossed they come out ok and taste great :)

nance1's picture

Have not made these yet but worried by the amount of sugar
how they can possibly call these healthy beggar`s belief

forthy's picture
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Made these for my girlfriend as a treat she loved them, should have scored me some brownie points.

emma052's picture
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Gorgeous cookies. Was worried the mix was a bit dry when i added the flour but they turned out perfect. I used a mixture of white, milk and plain chocolate aswell as the cherries and they were yummy..will be making my second lot today!

annie-1234's picture

I made these today and put 3 eggs in by mistake and they still taste great. I will be making these again but I will probably make a double amount and freeze half so that I can make them easier next time. I must also put a smaller amount on the tray so that the biscuits don't come out so big. Overall a big hit.

sams2502's picture

These are soooo good and so easy, my 8 year old daughter liked helping to make them and eat them! Used 100g of milk choc chips and demerara sugar instead as that was what was in my cupboard. Will be making more for sure.

mrsi2b's picture
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These cookies were very nice, but were a bit 'cakey' rather than chewy

lynsaybrockhill's picture
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Cherries & chocolate bonus :-)

220972's picture
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Absoultley delicous, i did not use the cherries just added more chocolate. I did as was suggested and used a dessert spoonful of dough, which made a nice size cookie.
They only lasted 24hrs, which shows how good they are!

hind1979's picture
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You really need to dollop only about a tea spoon size, otherwise THEY REALLY TURN OUT BIG. I mean BIG cookies. otherwise great.

juliebahrain's picture
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Made triple chocolate with dark, milk and white chocolate - perfect!

meggieburger's picture
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Better than any cookie you can buy! Love, love, love.

jnty68's picture

I've just made these and substituted dates and almonds...they're yummy. Having read most of the reviews, especially to do with the size, I used teaspoons to drop onto baking sheets and made 35 - they came out the size of a digestive biscuit so for me..ideal

janhearn's picture
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Oops! Forgot to rate them. 5 *'s

janhearn's picture
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What a great recipe, have cooked 3 or 4 times now with great success. I find a heaped teaspoon of mixture makes the perfect size cookie. Chocolate orange is my favourite so far.

kazlewskycom's picture

these are fab - perfect every time!!

cornishman1's picture
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Just made them. Came out as they should, looking bleddy ansome.
Not good for the diet though LOL
No Cherries just white/milk and dark chocolate.
12 mins was def maximum time for me
Will make double batch next time

loftylozzy's picture
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So delicious, I'm glad I froze half of the dough otherwise they would all be gone by now and I would have to go to the gym for the day. :) Crispy and and yet gooey. I used milk chocolate and cherries as I didn't have other chocolate in the house and I made sure I greased my baking tray really well after reading comments about the cookies breaking up. They were perfect and soooo yummy.

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