Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 14 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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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220972
23rd Mar, 2012
5.05
Absoultley delicous, i did not use the cherries just added more chocolate. I did as was suggested and used a dessert spoonful of dough, which made a nice size cookie. They only lasted 24hrs, which shows how good they are!
hind1979
17th Mar, 2012
4.05
You really need to dollop only about a tea spoon size, otherwise THEY REALLY TURN OUT BIG. I mean BIG cookies. otherwise great.
juliebahrain
9th Mar, 2012
5.05
Made triple chocolate with dark, milk and white chocolate - perfect!
meggieburger
26th Feb, 2012
5.05
Better than any cookie you can buy! Love, love, love.
jnty68
14th Feb, 2012
I've just made these and substituted dates and almonds...they're yummy. Having read most of the reviews, especially to do with the size, I used teaspoons to drop onto baking sheets and made 35 - they came out the size of a digestive biscuit so for me..ideal
janhearn
8th Feb, 2012
5.05
Oops! Forgot to rate them. 5 *'s
janhearn
8th Feb, 2012
5.05
What a great recipe, have cooked 3 or 4 times now with great success. I find a heaped teaspoon of mixture makes the perfect size cookie. Chocolate orange is my favourite so far.
kazlewskycom
1st Feb, 2012
these are fab - perfect every time!!
cornishman1
27th Jan, 2012
5.05
Just made them. Came out as they should, looking bleddy ansome. Not good for the diet though LOL No Cherries just white/milk and dark chocolate. 12 mins was def maximum time for me Will make double batch next time
loftylozzy
26th Jan, 2012
5.05
So delicious, I'm glad I froze half of the dough otherwise they would all be gone by now and I would have to go to the gym for the day. :) Crispy and and yet gooey. I used milk chocolate and cherries as I didn't have other chocolate in the house and I made sure I greased my baking tray really well after reading comments about the cookies breaking up. They were perfect and soooo yummy.

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