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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10th May, 2013
SO sublime...received rave reviews for these.
3rd May, 2013
Absolutely brilliant. Used demarrera instead of muscovado, and made a second batch within days of the forst, this time with cranberries, pitsacchio and dark chocolate. Will be trying raisins, dark chocolate and pecans next...
2nd May, 2013
Lovely cookie recipe. Increased the choccie (dark and milk) and then added mini marshmallows! Resulted in a very chewy, delicious cookie which everyone seemed to love! Not easy to get the cookies off the baking sheet due to marshmallow melting but worth the extra patience. Even better the next day! Won't be making them again for a while though......too tempting to eat the whole batch myself!
25th Apr, 2013
Easy to make and loved by the kids
13th Apr, 2013
As a rule, my mum never eats cakes, biscuits, or, you know, any kind of sweet thing but she loves these. they're so easy to make too. Have made them more times than I can count
11th Mar, 2013
Best cookie recipe I've used. Tried a few different combinations but my favourite is cherry & white chocolate.
8th Mar, 2013
I thought these cookies were nice but more crumbley than I expected. Really nice if you add dessicated coconut and mixed berries and white chocolate... Which is great if you have bizarre people in your family who don't like dark or milk chocolate!!
3rd Mar, 2013
Tried these today as a treat for my boyfriends birthday. First time I made cookies, they are ssooo delicious, he loves them!! Very easy to make, looking forqard to experimenting with different flavours in the future
15th Feb, 2013
Tasted great but not at all gooey. Will try lower temperature and take out earlier next time.
13th Jun, 2013
These are gorgeousness on a plate and soooo easy to make xXx Definite 5 stars xXx


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