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 (190)

claudiaroberts88's picture

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

jayeloves's picture

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

Easy to make and they turned out lovely, some big and some small.

rodg75's picture

very nice but leave the salt out...

kfitzpatrick's picture

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.

twinkle33's picture

i halved the quantity so it didn't make so many. absolutely delicious, i left out the cherries and put extra chocolate in, will definately make again.

emmalooroo's picture

5 stars for this recipe, will be making these again and again!

baggiebird70's picture

Just made these and it's the first time I've ever succeeded in making gooey cookies! I used dark muscovado sugar rather than light, as that's what I'd got in and substituted the cherries with little pieces of fudge. Some of the fudge melted and caramelised around the edge. Nom nom nom! Mine didn't spread and flatten as much as I expected, but certainly not a problem!

vgroom's picture

I made these for some friends who were visiting from the US...they gave them full marks and we demolished the lot. I substituted the cherries for walnut pieces and they were sooo good.

wendyr0239's picture

Hallelujah....real cookies in a home-cooked recipe. Absolutely spot-on. I have made these now many times from this recipe as it is a 'fail safe' one. Just remember to give the cookies plenty of space on your baking tray as they really do grow! Yum!

princessbelle's picture

very nice cookies, although recipie says you get 20 large cookies out of the mixture, we got 11 average sized cookies, we replaced the cherrys for smarties, very sickly but nice.

janicehanna's picture

this was my first time baking cookies and they turned out absolutely yummy!!! they're not going to last long!1

leigh57's picture

My first attempt at cookies and they went down a treat at work, absolutely delicious - will def make these again :-)

prinny's picture

I made these, took them to work and they were devoured in seconds. Apparently the best cookies ever eaten!!!

justinexyz's picture

these were amazing and by far the nicest biscuits i have ever made! I did think they were a bit too big though, so I used a large glass to cut them into rounds. The second time, I halved the size of the blobs and made over 40 smaller ones which I thought tasted better - more crunchy than chewy and firmed up much quicker too.

emsaustin's picture

wow so yummy i used cranberries instead of the cherries. i didnt like them cooked from frozen though not the same as fresh.

lisel1969's picture

I'm afraid these went in the bin. They didn't taste nice at all which I found very surprising after reading other comments. I followed the recipe to the letter too so not quite sure what went wrong

sukee1989's picture

Delicous, would definitely try these again!!

bluesnicket's picture

Easy to make, the most time consuming part is chopping the cherries. I baked my first tray in my fan oven at 170c but turned it down to 160c for the other one. Taking note of the other comments I made the cookies at a large marble size and got ten to a tray, have made 18 so far and still have dough left. They taste great, I added some chopped pistachios because they were leftover from something else.


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