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
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. The silver lining, right?
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 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.
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs from Wine and Glue
- Winter Salad with Apples, Pecans, Blue Cheese and Dried Cherries from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cherry Bars from Well Plated
- Cherry Topped Brie Bites from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Fast and Easy Cherry Crisp from Valerie’s Kitchen
- More Cookie Recipes
- 1/2 cup (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 salt
- 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)
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.
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!!).
Serving Size:2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 40mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g