Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

I love the combination of dark chocolate and tangy fruit–raspberry, cranberry, strawberry and cherry–they all pair perfectly with chocolate! And I’ve been thinking about putting dark chocolate and tart dried cherries into my favorite cookie dough for quite awhile. Honestly, I don’t know what took me so long, because these cookies are amazing!

If you don’t care for dark chocolate, semi-sweet will work too. And regular chocolate chips can be used in place of chunks. The dried cherries are what makes these cookies really special. You may even want to throw in a few extra!

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 tablespoons sour cream
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 2 3/4 cups flour
  11. 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  12. 1 1/4 cup dried cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes with an electric mixer on high speed.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 minutes more.
  4. Stir in sour cream, salt, soda and baking powder.
  5. Blend in flour, 1 cup at a time. Stir in chocolate chips and dried cherries
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookies sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just brown around the edges.
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  1. I love dried cherries and chocolate together, I can’t imagine how good they must be in a chewy cookie!

  2. Very tasty looking cookies! Chocolate and cherries go so well together. Thanks Danelle!

  3. A delicious cookie for a good cup of coffee or tea! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  4. I’m definitely trying these. I tried to make cherry chocolate chip cookies with maraschino cherries and they just didn’t turn out. I’ve got to go and get some dried cherries!

  5. I love cherries and chocolate. yum!

  6. These were awesome! I actually cut the recipe in half (because that’s all the cherries I had) and made it a bar in an 8×8. And then ate half of it in one sitting. By myself.

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