Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

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These rich, fudgy cookies from Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. “It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch,” she laughs, “because we eat them all in one night!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 159 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate and cherries.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake until firm, 12-14 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 20 cookies.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p47

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laura1008 User ID: 2581549 167159
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I make these cookies every year by demand they are my husbands FAVORITE!!"

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