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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26th Feb, 2015
These work well also with 100g porridge oats (leave out 100g flour), toasted hazelnuts, raisins, cinnamon and fudge pieces, instead of the chocolate and cherries. They only needed 7 minutes cooking in my fan oven. Lovely and chewy.
1st Nov, 2014
When I made these they tasted good but came out like flat cakes. I have no idea where I went wrong. Any suggestions?
8th Jun, 2016
Normally when a cake is too flat it means too much sugar is added
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15th Aug, 2014
Really easy to do, kids and adults love them. I don't like cherries so I throw smarties in instead. Only down side is they soon get eaten :-)
2nd Jul, 2014
Amazing biscuits! Really easy and really versatile!
18th Jun, 2014
Oops my question didn't appear - these were wonderful the first couple of times I made them but this time were cakey and not chewy. Can anyone advise me on where I could have gone wrong? Thank you.
18th Jun, 2014
Forgot to rate and don't know how to so: *****
18th Jun, 2014
I have made these before and they were wonderful and chewy - this time they came out rather cakey. Someone on a previous post had this experience. Does anyone know what could have caused this (double checked ingredients). Thank you
2nd Apr, 2014
Delicious and super easy to make. will definitely make again.
Cooking Freak
6th Mar, 2014
Amazing biscuits! Make them you won't be disappointed. They were cooked just after 8 mins in the oven.


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