Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 14 mins

Skill level



Makes 20 large cookies

If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen

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  • 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped
  • 50g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 85g natural colour glacé cherries, roughly chopped

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  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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silviak's picture

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.

anjistar's picture

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.

rhapsodyinc's picture

When I made these they tasted good but came out like flat cakes. I have no idea where I went wrong. Any suggestions?

caslad's picture
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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 :-)

niciphillips75's picture
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Amazing biscuits! Really easy and really versatile!

tanya0126's picture

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.

tanya0126's picture

Forgot to rate and don't know how to so:

tanya0126's picture

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

almona's picture
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Delicious and super easy to make. will definitely make again.

Cooking Freak's picture

Amazing biscuits! Make them you won't be disappointed. They were cooked just after 8 mins in the oven.

Ebebebb's picture

Wow . . . these are absolutely delicious! I used cranberries and milk chocolate drops as that is what I had in. Larger chunks of chocolate would be even better, and I'm already planning to try adding almond, hazel nuts, lemon, sour cherries, etc, etc, etc!

hogs's picture

i added cocoa powder and ommitted cherries - very very good - better than shop bought!

madster20001's picture

4 star i think

madster20001's picture

hmmmm there nice but well i don't know i did them with nuts and there much nicer [haslel]

auntyheaven's picture

First time I've made biscuits and these were eaten as quickly as they were made. Fancy experimenting with peanut butter

madster20001's picture

mmm! iim doing it with milk chic and nuts!!!

madster20001's picture

I'm trying with milk chic and nuts!!!!!mmmmmmm!

madster20001's picture

mmmmmmm! sound nice!!!