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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holleyr's picture
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Great result but still lovely and simple. Can't understand the people giving low rating when they've obviously made a mistake. Recipe is perfect just have to stick to step 2 to a tee.

chrisandems's picture
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Excellent cookies, nice and crisp yet chewy in the middle. I put some baking paper on baking trays and did 6 per tray, this was the perfect amount and they didn't run into each other. These taste just like the M&S chocolate chip cookies - yummy! my little girl certainly approved! :0)

johnsuurhoff's picture

My 4yr old Phoebe made these and really loved them! So easy to do but went a bit large on the baking sheet so only got nine!!

pringle29's picture
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very nice worked well. change the dark chocolate for milk chocolate and double teh amount of chocolate added and was great

sarastove's picture
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* please note comment above should read 12 minutes! (Apologies)

sarastove's picture
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I have just made these. Delicious. I substituted dried cranberries for the glace cherries and used 100g white chocolate (instead of 50 white; 50g plain). Previous cookie dought recipes I use suggest walnut sized balls so this is what I tried to achieve with blobs. This mixture is much stickier than cookie dough. I achieved generous walnut size balls, (not as big as golf balls) these took 1 minutes exactly on top shelf at 190C (fan oven). They don't look cooked in the middle when you bring them out, but the five minutes on the tray before lifting to a rack (essential), cooks them through, and I am confident this prevents the crumbling which others mention. A lovely cookie :o)

sammendez1's picture
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So, so good. Amazing flavour, makes plenty. Only downside is I couldn't stop eating them. My poor waist line....

skeldie's picture

I've made these several times now and they are fabulous! The milk & white chocolate with cherry combination works so well. They are scrummy! I'm looking forward to making more combinations as others have suggested. So easy, you can't go wrong :-)

kakes118118's picture
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This is amazing....I made these about 3 hours ago... and I can't stop eating them.... They are so yummy, and so easy to make, However not very easy to find ingrediants muscovado sugar.... I'm only 18 and had no idea what this was... now I clearly do xD.... I love these they go very well with my sweet tooth :D They didn't go in to one big lump and they didn't crumble up like a few people have said they did, ... However they don't make 20.... this is only because I couldn't resist the cookie dough :D aha

shopaholic321's picture
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Made these yesterday and there are hardly any left. Used 100g of plain choc chips instead of plain and white choc mix and they were delicious. Lined baking tray with baking parchment and they were really easy to remove with a fish slice (make sure you leave them on the tray for a few minutes when they came out of the oven to 'set'). Will definitely make them again - can think of all sorts of variations.

8arnowl's picture
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I love this recipe and have adapted it to a wide variety of flavours including cinnamon and choc chip, date and chocolate, cranberry & orange peel etc - the basic dough is fantasically versatile. A firm favourite in my home.

cazbrown's picture
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Just made these with cranberries and white chocolate. They are so tasty I might clean up the evidence and eat them all before the kids get in from school :)

kcranwell's picture
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Foolproof, simple and delicious with extra chocolate no cherries. Will definitely make these again !

apstan222's picture
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Great recipe - have made so many times (used more chocolate rather than the cherries). Find that I need less time in my oven but that could just be my setting. Have recently made it with cherries and they are equally good.

cerieinthekitchen's picture
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I did not have golden caster sugar but the usual sugar was fine. These were so moreish that not many made it to the cookie jar. Quite rich though so best not to have more than one at a time!
I used the shorter time to ensure that they were soft in the middle but I am sure that if I had cooked them a bit longer they would have still been delicious. Will become a regular favourite.

gargantua's picture
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Delicious recipe. I added cranberries and mini marshmallows for extra gooeyness!

eefs123's picture
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These cookies are absolutely gorgeous, melt in the mouth, DIVINE!! I have tried so many cookie recipes and to be honest always wished I just bought them instead. Now there is no comparison. I am begged to make them, at least once a week there is a mention of them. They are quick and easy, everything convenience food wishes it could be. My tip: make sure to make extra for freezing because you will be plagued for more :)

ttxln2's picture
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These are excellent - make these loads! I use 200g of any fillings I've got in the house - white chocolate, cranberry and dried apricot with a tsp of orange zest is my fave! Also for a chocolate biscuit dough I use 200g of self raising flour and 25g cocoa powder with white chocolate chips. Delicious!!!

rali662's picture
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Very lovely cookies and oh so easy to make. I did bake mine for longer as we are not so fond of doughy cookies. They were eaten in no time. I made some for my friend without the cherries and added extra chocolate. The verdict from her family? Yummy!!!

tashynadarling's picture
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Boyfriend loves this recipe! hit everytime! (Though I replace the cherries with extra chocolate)

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