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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debrowne's picture
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Just looked up this recipe, popped in the kitchen and made them! Amazing, really lovely cookie recipe just like the American cookies you can buy. Would highly recommend for kids to make...and eat!

bethn21286's picture

Made these yesterday, one batch made 24 cookies divided between 3 baking sheets, doubled up on chocolate rather than cherries and space teaspoon sized blobs are 3 inches apart so none stuck together. Went down like a house on fire, whole batch gone by 11am.

tashynadarling's picture
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I followed the recipe, however they spread out a lot and were so thin, if I didn't take them out after 5 minutes they'd burn.

nattienoo's picture
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Gorgeos, kids and hubby loved them. The trick is to put very small blobs on the tray and space them well apart. Don't flatten them, they will spread themselves. I did a white choc and cherry batch and a raisin & pecan batch. Scrummy!

viallibabe's picture

Very yummy and easy to do!

pnkgeeni's picture
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Literally just took these out of the oven. I've got six HUGE cookies (which I wanted). Used half the mixture to make white choc cookies for my Mom and half for milk chocolate cookies for me. I think they will taste amazing! Just waiting for them to cool down.

pokkadee's picture
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FAB recipe! I used white choc, plain choc & cherries from cherry compote I had left over. I blended the butter, egg and sugar and then folded in the flour & choc etc. by hand. I took the first batch of 6 out just before I thought they were done, as I was worried I'd over cook them, these were perfect. The second batch of 6 I let brown a bit more, these turned out much crispier and crumbly. For the third batch I used about 5 avg cookies worth and made 3 large ones... these are perfect!! Chewy, but also crunchy at the edge!! Will definitely be keeping hold of this recipe!!

lillypot's picture

love them lot's & lot's made one batch, everyone (family & friends) gobbled them all up within a blink of an eye!! have made 5 batches since, i add more chocolate and walnuts and so so easy to make x

faye_ella's picture
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Just made these as I was having a major Sunday afternoon sugar craving and nothing in!

Really easy and very very yummy! Made mine with white choc, dried cranberries and macadamia nuts as thats what I had in. Ate one warm after patiently waiting 10mins for them to cool! :-)

I've frozen some so will see how they come out.

Will definately make again.... coud easliy vary fruits/nut/choc used

skgixer's picture
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Lovely and easy to make, very popular with everyone.

chanamasala's picture
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OOH THESE WERE LOVELY!!! USED WHITE, MILK AND DARK CHOCOLATE PIECES AND CHERRIES.... ALSO THE AROMA FROM THE BAKED COOKIES HAS MADE THE HOUSE SMELL WONDERFUL!

kiejprout's picture
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Amazing cookies! The whole family ate them all so quickly so I'm going to HAVE to make more :D

sarahibiza's picture
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So easy to make and taste AMAZING!!

msnuggs's picture

My children made these cookies today and they are absolutely delicious they amended the recipe by using 185g of White chocolate as they do not like cherries. Very quick and easy to make and so much better then the shop bought ones! (kids are 11 and 9)

claudiaroberts88's picture
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mmmm I've changed the cherries for milk chocolate and white chocolate and they were delicious!

jayeloves's picture
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I liked these...make sure you line your tray with baking paper. I cooked mine for 10 mins...any more and they would be overdone. Next week I'm leaving out cherries and choc and putting in dates and half teaspoon of mixed spice for the festive season...cant wait! They're yum scrums :)

dublin2011's picture
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Easy to make and they turned out lovely, some big and some small.

rodg75's picture
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very nice but leave the salt out...

kfitzpatrick's picture
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Do you all use self-raising flour? I usually make cookies with plain flour. I followed the recipe using self-raising but they didn't spread out as much and rose slightly making them more cake-like. Still tasted nice. Next time plain flour, I think, with a pinch of bicarb.

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