Chocolate cherry cookies

Cherries and chocolate go together so well, after I made macarons I had a packet of glacé cherries left over so this seemed an obvious thing to make! They’re thick and chewy and luscious!

choc cherry cookies final

Makes about 30


115g butter, room temperature
200g granulated (white) sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g (3/4 cup) glacé (or maraschino) cherries
160g all-purpose (plain) flour
30g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line two baking sheets with parchment.

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla until fully combined.

Roughly chop cherries and fold into butter mixture.

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, then fold into butter mixture.

Drop ping pong ball sized scoops of dough onto baking sheets, leaving plenty of space between them.

Bake cookies in centre of oven, one sheet at a time, for 16 minutes. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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7 Responses to Chocolate cherry cookies

  1. frankieandgiuseppe says:

    Just my kind of recipe- quick, delicious and you don’t need to make a trip to the supermarket (everyone has a half-finished tub of cherries lurking at the back of a cupboard somewhere, right?!).

  2. huntfortheverybest says:

    love cherry and chocolate. yum!

  3. Charisma says:

    Mmm these look so tasty, love the combination!

  4. toko tommee tippee says:

    how beautiful

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