Cherry chocolate cookies

    42 min

    A luxurious cookie studded with dried cherries soaked in cherry liqueur, white chocolate, plain chocolate and macadamia nuts. You can use rum or brandy to soak the cherries, instead. My family begs for these cookies every year!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g dried cherries
    • 75ml cherry liqueur
    • 110g unsalted butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 125g chopped white chocolate
    • 85g chopped plain chocolate
    • 65g chopped macadamia nuts

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

    1. Immerse dried cherries in some boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set in a small bowl with the cherry liqueur to soak; the longer, the better.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with parchment.
    3. In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar. Stir in the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Sift together the flour and bicarb of soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Gently fold in the cherries, with the liqueur, white chocolate, plain chocolate and macadamia nuts. Cookie dough should be soft and creamy.
    4. Drop cookie dough by tablespoons onto the prepared trays. Leave 5 to 7cm of space between cookies. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be lightly browned. Remove from baking tray to cool on wire racks.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    Really nice! More like a cake than a cookie, but very tasty. I reduced the sugar by a third and they were more than sweet enough, especially with the chocolate.  -  28 Jun 2014


    Excellent i was looking for something exciting and different for a xmas cookie swap and this is it! The flavor gets better and better it seems even as they sit. The appearance is your typical drop cookie look, but the flavor can not be beat! This may well be my signature cookie - thanks!!  -  05 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Because the dough was very wet already, I did not add the liqueur along with the soaked cherries, I just spooned them out of the liqueur into the cookie dough. They do spread out quite a bit so leave plenty of room between cookies.  -  18 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)