Chocolate Cherry Cookies-soft and chewy chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks and dried cherries. These decadent cookies are a great dessert for Valentine’s Day or any day!
It is February and I am SUPER excited because I LOVE February. February is my birthday month, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and chocolate lovers month. There is a lot to celebrate and I am going to celebrate ALL month! I am kicking off the celebration with these Chocolate Cherry Cookies. They are decadent and one of my new favorite cookies.
Chocolate and cherries are a match made in heaven, especially in these cookies. The combo is perfection!
I use dried cherries in these cookies. You can find dried cherries at just about every grocery store. Look by the raisins or in the bulk bin section, if your store has one. I buy them in bulk at Smith’s. My boys love snacking on them so I have to hide them if I want to bake cookies. I have my own secret stash.
The chocolate cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with chocolate chunks and dried cherries. The contrast of tart cherries with the sweetness of cocoa and chocolate chunks is perfection. The cookies are SO good right out of the oven when the dark chocolate chunks are oozing out of the cookies. Make sure you have a glass of cold milk close by because you are going to need it to wash down your cookie…or cookies. I can never stop at one!
Add Chocolate Cherry Cookies to your February baking list! They are a great treat for the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, or my birthday, which is on Sunday. You can celebrate with me by eating cookies:) Or you can just bake and eat them ALL month because it is chocolate lovers month. See, February is the BEST month! Enjoy!
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chunks
- 1 cup dried cherries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
- With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks and dried cherries. Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Don’t overbake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
- Note-store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days on the counter or you can store them in them in the freezer, in a freezer bag or container, for up to one month.
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February is such a fun month… Which is very much needed in the dark depths of winter 🙂 These cookies are very much needed, too… Loving the chocolate and cherry combo!
Do you have any weight equivalents using a scale for the flour ect.?
I don’t, sorry!
These cookies look amazing!
Hey girl- these look so amazing!
Saw your yummy-looking Nutella cookies on PW website today. ( Our daughter lives in Tulsa so got to visit “The Lodge” last month when it was open for tours on Thursdays in Jan.–so fun!) One quick question…where do you get shelled hazelnuts? The stores around here (MA.) only seem to have filberts in the shell at Thanksgiving. Go Pats!
How fun! I buy them at Smith’s which is a Kroger store.
I love the chocolate and cherry combination! These cookies look perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Is it possible to make these without a mixer!? These sound amazing and I’m sure my husband would love them!
Sure, you can mix the dough by hand. Enjoy!
Yum! Cherries and chocolate are such a delicious combination!
Can I make this without the cherries?
These cookies look delicious!
I sure want to try these but I am not sure about the chocolate chunks. I have never used these. Are they
by the chocolate chips?
Thank you for all the good recipes. I made the chicken and rice soup-it was delicious
Yes, you can find them by the chocolate chips or you can chop your own chocolate. Chocolate chips would work too! Glad you are enjoying our recipes.
They look so good, will have to try them.
These look so delicious…
Happy Birthday and YUM! I love chocolate and cherries!
I HAVE to make these at some point this month! I had no clue it was Chocolate Lovers Month…kinda dumb since I’m a chocoholic, if you ask me…
Also, Happy Birthday!!!
We just made them and Oh My Goodness, these are terrific. We rehydrated the cherries in a bit of cranberry juice in the microwave before adding them, and wow, they are tender and so flavorful, then there is the deep chocolate flavor from the cocoa. Wow.
Another top notch cookie recipe! My husband told me that these are among the best cookies that I have ever made, which says a lot! We loved the combination of the dried cherries with the fudgy goodness of the cookie and the chocolate chunks. Thanks for the recipe!
Would I be able to soak the cherries in bourbon before adding in?
These are AMAZING!
I love these cookies – the cherries are a great combo with the chocolatey goodness. I had to cut the flour by over 1/2 cup otherwise they wouldn’t hold together and took too long to bake. Thanks for the unique recipe
These pictures are stunning! You really can’t go wrong with the cherry-chocolate combination.
And yea, February is okay I guess. 😛
Does anyone know how many cookies this recipe makes?
About 20 when I made them – medium large and yum!
Great cookies! I halved the recipe and it made 12 cookies. Letting them cool for a few minutes on the sheet before taking them off made a huge difference.
Without a doubt these are the best cookies I have ever made! I did make a couple of changes. Rather than 2 1/2 cups of flour I used 2 1/4 cup as they seemed a tad dry with the 2 1/2 cups flour. I also used 1 tsp. of cherry extract rather than vanilla. I had no chocolate chunks so I used chocolate chips. Nothing beats chocolate and cherry! This is such a great recipe and everyone I make them for loves them!!!!
Glad you loved them!
This recipe is absolutely the best! I get raves from everyone who I give these cookies to. A sure winner . I made one minor change. I use 2 1/4 cups of flour as for me the 2 1/2 cups made them too dry.
Can I freeze the dough balls and bake from frozen?
Yes! Just add a few minutes to the baking time.