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


  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 (193)

meggieburger's picture

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

Oops! Forgot to rate them. 5 *'s

janhearn's picture

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

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

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.

louize_anyon's picture

These cookies are absolutely divine. I make cookies as substitute for Christmas cards at work and have been after a new recipe. These are brilliant - lovely and soft in the middle, nice little crunch on the outside.
As a filling I just used 100g of chocolate chips, but would love to try other combinations too.
I also found out that I could get 32 cookies per batch - 8 on 4 baking trays.

holleyr's picture

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

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

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

sarastove's picture

* please note comment above should read 12 minutes! (Apologies)

sarastove's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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 :)


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