Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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(192 ratings)

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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    White chocolate

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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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Rosie_22's picture
30th Apr, 2020
I made these and followed the recipe, they were greasy, crispy and stuck to the tray. Would not reccomend.
Aitcheff's picture
25th Apr, 2020
These were delicious and deserve all their 5 star ratings. I found the mixture too stiff so I added a wee bit of milk to obtain the correct consistency. I'd suggest 'flattening' them very slightly once on the baking sheet. I froze some of the biscuits before baking and cooked them from frozen a week or so later and they were just as delicious.
28th Mar, 2020
Mine were also a bit cakey, i.e. they didn't spread out much. I followed the recipe exactly, but I think the butter wasn't out of the fridge long enough before I used it (was out for about 10 minutes), meaning it was still a bit too cold. Hopefully this helps other people who've had the same problem. They taste delicious though!
Jane Bryant
2nd Nov, 2018
texture and taste was good. I took mine out of my fan oven after 10 mins and there were gooey in middle. I made choc nut cookies as substituted cherries with brazil& cashew nuts and used plain choc not white and all was well.
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Julia Hamilton
18th Sep, 2018
They actually have 227 calories in them.
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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.


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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
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