Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

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These chocolate cherry chunk cookies have been a family favorite for years! They’re made with dried chewy cherries, oats, and pecans and can be enjoyed right out of the freezer! The flavors of chocolate and cherry are so good together! Also check out all of our favorite cookie recipes!

Chocolate cherry chunk cookies stacked.

If you like our chocolate chip cookies or our butterless chocolate chip cookies, then you’ll LOVE these! They’re chewy and full of flavor with almond extract and delicious dried cherries.

Furthermore, before you begin baking read these baking tips from our friend Sarah, a Los Angeles based pastry chef!

Chocolate cherry chunk cookies stacked close up photo.

Our chocolate cherry chunk cookies are amazing right out of the oven… what cookie isn’t? However, they’re also delicious right out of the freezer!! Who knew?! The dried cherries stay chewy so each bite of the cold cookie has a chewy texture and cherry flavor. The perfect late-night snack!

My mother-in-law has been making these cookies for over 10 years and they have become a staple in our Christmas baking day. We love making them for the holidays and they’ve gained top priority in our holiday cookie box, They’re a classic cherry chocolate chunk cookie with pecans and rolled oats and they’re a favorite!

How to Make Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients

Ingredients for to make cookies.
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Dried Cherries
  • Pecans
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks or Chips
  • Almond Extract
  • Baking Soda and Salt
Chocolate chips in a pink bowl with other ingredients to make cookies.

Directions

  • Sift baking soda, salt, and flour together in a medium bowl.
Sifting flower over a clear glass bowl.

Quick tip! If you don’t have a sifter, use a sieve which works great too!

  • In an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and the vanilla and almond extract.
  • Turn the electric mixer to low and slowly add in the flour mixture.
  • Beat on low to medium, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans and mix on low until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookie Dough in a mixing bowl.
  • Using a cookie scooper, scoop a ball of cookie dough and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the cookies 2″ apart on the sheet so they have room to spread and bake. Usually, about 12 cookies are the max you should put on a baking sheet.
Cookie dough on a scooper
  • In a preheated oven to 350 degrees, bake the chocolate cherry chunk cookies for 12-14 minutes.
Cookies rolled on a cookie sheet.
  • Let the cookies slightly cool on a cookie rack and serve warm and freeze the rest!
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies on a cooling rack.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to sift something?

Sifting is done in baking to separate the course parts of flour and make it lighter and fluffier. In addition, it can be used for cocoa powder and sugars to remove clumps. It’s also used to sift powdered sugar over desserts.

Can you Freeze Cookies?

These are absolutely my favorite cookies to freeze and eat right out of the freezer! They are good warm with the melty chocolate chunks but you can also eat them cold! They don’t get icy and the dried cherries give the cookie a chewy texture.

To freeze, place them in a freezer bag and seal tightly.

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chocolate cherry cookie recipe

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

Delicious cookies made with dried cherries, chocolate, oats and pecans! Taste good warm and frozen!
4.46 from 22 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen
Calories: 2292kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar , packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips , or chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup tart dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Sift baking soda, salt, and flour together in a medium bowl. 
  • In an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and the vanilla and almond extract.
  • Turn the electric mixer to low and slowly add in the flour mixture.
  • Beat on low to medium, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl. 
  • Add in the chocolate chips, oats and chopped pecans and mix on low until all of the ingredients are incorporated. 
  • Using a cookie scooper, scoop a ball of cookie dough and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a preheated 350 degree oven, bake the chocolate cherry chunk cookies for 12-14 minutes. 
  • Let the cookies slightly cool on a cookie rack and serve warm and freeze the rest! 

Notes

Take these cookies out when they are still a little doughy. They will continue to cook on the cookie sheet while they rest. 
Freeze these cookies for a quick cookie snack! Eat them right out of the freezer! 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 2292kcal | Carbohydrates: 254g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 133g | Saturated Fat: 69g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 1183mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 155g | Vitamin A: 1986IU | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 15mg
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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    I have never had these cookies before! But the cherry in them was so unique and completely delicious! Can’t wait to make them again.

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