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)

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.

faypeacock's picture

These were lovely. I just used white chocolate and cherries. They do spead but as long as you don't put too many on each sheet they'll be fine. I put just 6 on a sheet - I know it sounds time consuming but it's worth it.

mariabudgen's picture

Lovely, and the good news is it makes more than it says! Only did relatively small blobs per cookie to avoid making one large slab as others reported - no more than a fairly small heaped dessert spoon size. Made about 26 but lost count as starting eating them! Only about 8 per tray, and the mixture won't spoil if you wait til the first batch are out of the oven and cooled on the tray for 5 mins before re-using the tray. I had 3 trays but one was old so used greaseproof paper on that to avoid sticking. Will make again, once also tried choc pecan cookie recipe!

titchmarsh's picture

oh my god.
These cookies are amazing, i left my dough mixture to chill in the fridge for an hour before cooking and i left out the cherries and just added 100g of each chocolate instead. I did end up making 1 big cookie but whilst it was hot i just cut it in to slices and it was fine. a bit of a chocolate ganache on top makes a nice addition as well.

lolly2881's picture

Just cooking them as we speak, my blobs way too large, was laughing when i opened the oven they have all fused into one huge cookie, great fun the kids will love it! I will let you know how they taste this evening.

satutatu's picture

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

Really nice, took out the cherries though...

nadeem's picture

Delicious! Try with chunky pieces of chocolate and some oats.

niknak1601's picture

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

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

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

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

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

jobrom's picture

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

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.


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