April 29th, 2014

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

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If you love the combination of chocolate and cherries, then you’re going to love these Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies.

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

Preparation 15 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 25 mins
Serves 24     adjust servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 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.
1 review

This is an original recipe.



  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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