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)

holliewebb's picture

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

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


holliewebb's picture

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

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!

ericax's picture

These are so good. As its lent, i replaced the chocolate and cherries with sultanas and macadamia nuts and they are so nice! I've been looking for a good cookie recipe for ages - some other ones can turn out quite cake-like, but these ones were spot on - crispy on the outside, wonderfully gooey on the inside. yum yum yum.

saffie's picture

Well i tryed !!! what a disaster, they all went into one i cut them with a pastry cutter into nice little circles which looked much better, then i tryed to get them off the baking sheet and they all broke into bits ,they do taste nice but not worth all the work and washing up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

helenlilly's picture

Made these for red nose day. Gorgeous! Tip - Make the blobs about the size of a dessert spoon - some of mine ended up the size of a plate! I used extra chocolate instead of cherries.

patrinelli's picture

Absolutely lovely, gooey, melt in the mouth cookies. Gorgeous and in my opinion, deserve the full 5 star treatment.

scottish990's picture

all the family loved these tasty and very quick to make cookies. i had ran out of cherries and used some dried cranberries that i had and they were just as lovely. i will use this again and again.


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