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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satutatu's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I baked the cookies in 2 batches of 10 to take the spreading into account. Try making teaspoon sized dollops for "normal" sized cookies. I used a tablespoon and they came out the same size as the American cookies you get in Sainsbury's. YUM! Made them as a treat to go with coffee and everyone LOVED them. Defo making again.

collie912's picture
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Really nice, took out the cherries though...

nadeem's picture
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Delicious! Try with chunky pieces of chocolate and some oats.

niknak1601's picture
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Just made these with a 10yr old and they were very easy and quick to make. We put in marshmallows and cocoa rather than the choc and cherries - wow yummy!!!! Will definately make again.

lucilongman's picture
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Delicious cookies, really really quick and easy to make. I made them with the 50g dark choc chunks and 100g milk choc chunks as had no cherries or white choc and they were yummy. Going to try them with white choc and cherries next time though as bet they will be great too. You really do need to keep a very close eye on them to make sure they don't over cook but still really tasty even when they are a bit crunchy!!

nickycowie's picture

Tried this today and love them!! They are really gooey in the middle. Some of the cookies were quite big as they spread so I made the second batch a bit smaller. I would definetely make these again.

sweetandsour's picture
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I just tried these today and it was a great success. The tricky part was to lift them up from the baking sheet as I ran out of baking parchment but I saved them all. It's worth to wait a few minutes to lift them up otherwise they will break. I used extra chocolate instead of cherries. Super good

healthybabs's picture
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I always use not stick baking parchment for cookies & traybakes as even my "non stick" cookware doesn't work even when greased and floured.

esme26's picture

All my friends loved these cookies. They did spread a lot during baking and we ended up eating half a cookie each time as they were so large. Could perhaps make twice as many small ones!

kasiakoczwara's picture
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It's really REALLY difficult not to pick on raw batter... :)

jobrom's picture
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They tasted perfect-just what I'd hoped! They were soft, chewy, sugary, melt-in-the mouth etc... BUT! They fell apart so easily I ended up with a tray full of cookie peices rather than nice neat circles, however definitely worth it because of the taste. I also changed it a bit by substituting 50g of flour for 50g of cocoa and the result was a rich dark colour.

wal2340's picture

these were a disaster did not turn out as cookies but a big blob in the tin burnt I do not think i will try these again don't know what I was doing wrong.

spoonlet's picture
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Nice biscuits but disappointing on the chewy-american style cookie front, i purposefully kept an eye to make sure that they weren't over cooked. Won't be trying these again.

holliewebb's picture
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today i replaced the chocolate and cherries with 4 chunks of crystallized ginger ground up and a tablespoon of ginger powder, they are gorgeous :)

joboardman's picture

This is the best cookie recipe I have tried so far... and I have tried a few. Definitely my sort of cooking, very easy and the end result is delicious.

vanilla30's picture
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Very easy to make. I swapped the white chocolate for crushed brazil nuts and will work well.

Yum!

holliewebb's picture
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i really liked making these cookies, but very easy to over cook, although i completely melted the butter so that may have affected the cooking time. i added extra white chocolate instead of cherries, well nice ;)

miniminx59's picture

gorgeous - what a great cookie recipe. like was pointed out before, not at all cakey like other 'american-style' cookie recipes. endless variations: i tried lemon and white chocolate, but could do cranberry and dark chocolate; orange and jumbo raisins (use the juice and zest); apricot and walnut; apple and cinnamon.............yum!

griffiths's picture
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yum, yum, yummy !

This were delicious i can't wait to make them again !!

jayjay72's picture

These are brilliant. Best cookie recipe I've ever used. Couldn't buy better in the shops!

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