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
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  • 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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Brandon Cook
26th Feb, 2018
Great recipe. I found the pieces of white chocolate were too big, so next time I'm going to grate the chocolate into the mixture
8th Sep, 2017
These were very nice, the recipe was excelent as a basic cookie recipe, white chocolate with cherry is a lovely combrination, I also added a little vanilla essence and will be trying new combinations soon. The yield was just over 20 decent sozed cookies (ignoring the fact that I tasted the amazing mixture before baking). Cranberries would be a good substitution for cherries as they would have a slightly stonger flavour. Also, the cooking time is twice as long as necessary as I found it only took 7-8 minutes for golden brown biscuits!
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Brandon Cook
26th Feb, 2018
Perhaps the size was smaller, accounting for the shooter bake time
19th Mar, 2017
Made these for a tea party - couldn't find any non coloured cherries, so I used coloured and it was fine ! Delicious and went down a treat with children.
20th Jan, 2017
These were quite easy to make. Quite Tasty but, the only thing I can mention is the timing in the oven myn was quite hot so didn't need to go in as long. So caution with the timing. This is a good recipe to make with children.
12th Nov, 2016
Excellent cookie recipe! A family favourite using cranberries as cherries and white chocolate. A good freezer standby too!
23rd Jul, 2016
Amazing recipe! They turned out perfect! I didn't add cherries. Instead I did 100g milk chocolate chips and almost 100g of white chocolate chips (a handful ended up getting eaten by myself whilst beating the mix). Will definitely bake again :)
17th Feb, 2016
One star. Too tasty. They dont last long and are making me fat! lol I make these with chocolate and hazelnuts and they are absolutely fantastic. Much nicer that ones you can buy. Really easy as well.
10th Dec, 2015
Light, crispy and chewy cookies! I added dried cranberries and smarties which worked well. I this is a versatile basic cookie recipe if you want to play around with different additions.
16th Jun, 2015
I made these cookies for my 3-year-old son, so wanted to add some 'feel good' things in them. So I rate them 5 stars, but based on my adaptations on the basic recipe: 150 g butter 50 g peanut butter 125 g self-raising flour 50 g ground oats 50 g ground almond 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 100 g milk chocolate, chopped The remaining ingredients were the same, but baking time (fan oven) was much shorter than recommended, around 9 minutes with brown edges and not a gooey center. Still, highly recommend them, easy and delicious.


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19th Mar, 2017
You might be tempted to roll out the cookies before going in the oven for a perfect shape- I did this and don't ! They spread well in the oven and mine came out a bit stuck together because they ended up being so large.
10th Nov, 2013
do it with nuts [hasel] there nicer