Cherry chocolate chip cookies

    41 min

    Wonderful chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries! A big hit wherever I take them!

    46 people made this

    Serves: 42 

    • 280g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g unsalted butter, softened
    • 110g margarine
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
    • 150g dried cherries
    • 90g chopped walnuts
    • 60g chopped pecans
    • 340g chocolate chips or buttons

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Ready in:41min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking trays. Whisk together the flour, bicarb and salt; set aside.
    2. Beat the unsalted butter, margarine, caster sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time; beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract with the last egg. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cherries, walnuts, pecans and chocolate chips, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on trays for 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


    You can also use chopped plain chocolate instead of chocolate chips or buttons.

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    : Absolutely delicious. Used mixture of hazelnuts, pecans and mixed nuts as didn't have enough of suggested nuts and worked fine. Fabulous  -  04 May 2012


    What a wonderful, apparently neglected cookie recipe with only five reviews, the last nearly a year ago! This is really an appropriate cookie with fall around the corner. It’s substantial and hearty, packed with flavor and abundant with nuts, cherries and chocolate. I added nothing the recipe didn’t call for. I left out nothing the recipe was meant to include, and that was a good call. The recipe is perfect as written, WITH the cherries, WITH the nuts (if you tolerate them), both pecans and walnuts, and WITH the almond extract, which enhances the cherry flavor. Other than using the chocolate chips I had on hand rather than chocolate chunks, I didn’t and wouldn’t change a thing. However, watch your baking time carefully! I set my timer for the minimum of 11 minutes suggested, and while the cookies didn’t necessarily suffer for it, they still were a little browner than I would have liked. A minute or two less would have been just right.  -  06 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent! I used butter because it gave a richer flavour, and because I didn't have cherries, I substituted dried cranberries which gave these cookies an amazing ZING!!  -  17 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)