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)

wendylou's picture

Also i found that rolling the dough into small balls about the size of large grapes and cooking 6 at a time on a regular size baking tray, lined with baking paper, works very well as they do get quite large while cooking so cooking 6 at a time is enough.

wendylou's picture

It's hard to find a really good cookie recipe but these turned out really lovely.
Nice and soft and so moorish. Kids and family loves them.
I left out the cherries and just used chocolate chips.

catvideo28's picture

I have used this recipe a few times and frozen the mix in November to make Christmas cookies for small Christmas treats. I have tried this with lots of different flavours- chopped up chocolate orange is the best!

chefcoco's picture

couldn't you use fresh cherrys or banana instead??

cuillin's picture

these cookies are absolutely fab! i omitted the cherries and put extra chocolate and chopped up diam bars on top!
yum yum

cuillin's picture

These cookies are fab! i put some chopped diam bars on top---yum yum!

andypick's picture

These cookies are absolutely delicious, especially with a nice cup of tea. I prefer them without the cherries though, as I haven't been able to find the natural coloured cherries anywhere, and red glace cherries are a little sickly.

debrowne's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lovely and easy to make, very popular with everyone.

chanamasala's picture



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