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Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies are one of  the traditional  holiday cookies I’ve made for decades. With dried cherries, white chocolate, milk chocolate and pecans, they’re also soft, chewy and irresistible!

With 4 of my favorite add ins, it’s no surprise that this is one of my most treasured cookie recipes. Deliciousness guaranteed in every bite!

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I found this cherished cookie recipe deep in my blog archives.  In a brainless move, I redirected (techy talk) it to another cherry chunk cookie, but it wasn’t the same recipe. Oops.

And I couldn’t figure out how to reverse my error without bugging my more knowledgeable blogger friends who I pester too much anyway! So it was time to write up a new post—and it gave me the opportunity to bake up another batch. Silver lining, right?

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Loaded Cookies

There are nearly as many add-ins as cookie dough in this recipe. Sweet deliciousness in every bite.

White and milk chocolate provide the melt in your mouth, dreamy sweetness that only chocolate chunks can provide. Dried cherries are slightly tart, chewy, and so much better than raisins in my humble opinion. Perfect for an additional texture.

Finally,  the pecans contribute that needed crunch for a multifaceted indulgent experience. I’ve given out this recipe numerous times to friends and neighbors. I buy bags of tart Montmorency dried cherries at Trader Joe’s just for these cookies but they also find their way into salads, granola, and more.

If you’re a dried cherry fan, you must add these chewy cherry chocolate chunk cookies to your baking list! Try saying that three times fast!

More Cherry Recipes You’ll Love:

Whether you’re a dried cherry addict like I am or love those juicy summer Bing or Rainier cherries, here are a few other recipes you might like to try.

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Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies - soft and packed full of deliciousness!

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A loaded chewy cookie that’s filled with two kinds of chocolate, nuts and dried cherries!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 36
  • Category: Dessert. Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salk
  • 3/4 cup coarsest chopped white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans (roasted is preferred)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix in cherries, white and milk chocolate, and pecans either in the mixer or with a wooden spoon.

With a cookie disher, scoop out tablespoonfuls of dough and place them about 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake until just set and golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for about 3 days or freeze for up to a month (though I’ve eaten cookies that have been in the freezer much longer!!).

 

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19 comments on “Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. They look gorgeously chewy and delicious!

  2. Wish I had a couple for my coffee break this morning:@)

  3. I love the flavor of cherry and white chocolate – great recipe 🙂

  4. I don’t know why I have not thought of using dried cherries in a chocolate chip cookie. The flavors are so perfect together. My grandmother would say there is only one thing wrong with the recipe: I haven’t made them for her yet!

  5. Who doesn’t like Chocolate Chip/Chunk cookies? The favorite of most folks, I’d guess. Certainly mine (although I’m pretty happy with whatever cookie is in front of me at the moment!). Super recipe — thanks.

  6. oh we all love cherry and chocolate combinations here. I have always been so stuck on coconut It never occured to me what a great idea to use cherry (psst I may add the coconut too!) Smiling
    have a great day your kitchen is gorgeous BTW!

  7. Do you deliver? I’ll take a dozen 🙂

  8. How did you know I like chewy cookies best 😀 And I also am a fan of dried cherries and pecans. They look so great.

  9. Such dreamy cookies, I’d happily devour the batch! 🙂

  10. What’s wrong with me that I want these for breakfast? OMG they’re just so perfect. You can’t go wrong with cherries and chocolate!

  11. Chewy cookies are our favorite and with a nice bite of cherry and white chocolate these little treats are so addictive.

  12. Yum, I’m super happy you lost these delicious looking cookies but found them again!

  13. Thank you Liz. This is an all holidays keeper !

  14. Perfection and hitting the print button right now!

  15. These are perfect cookies for me! I love these add-ins. And, I just brought home a bag of dried cherries.

  16. I adore a ton of texture in my cookies. And when cherries are involved? Pass me this plate please! I recently posted a texture rich muffin recipe myself. Here is the link if you get a chance to stop by. 🙂 https://greedyeats.com/cranberry-orange-muffin-recipe/

  17. These cookies look absolutely perfect Liz! Love the flavor combination and the texture. You can never have too many cookie recipes!

  18. Thank you Liz for a balanced meal in one cookie…fruits, nuts and MIlK chocolate…all the food groups, right? All kidding aside, your cookies look fantabulous. Thank you for the tip about TJ’s brand of dried cherries.

  19. These are screaming danger and I’m not listening!

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