Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Cookies are nice and easy to bake, especially when you are short on time and these cookies are especially delicious, with a soft, gooey centre.

I found this recipe on BBC Good Food website and the delicious combination of plain and white chocolate and cherries is a perfect match. You can substitute the cherries for extra chocolate or nuts if you prefer. The original recipe makes 20 cookies, I made 15, purely down to my over generous dollops of individual cookie mixture.

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Ingredients

200g unsalted butter, at room temperature

85g light muscovado sugar

85g golden caster sugar

1 egg

225g self-raising flour

50g plain chocolate, roughly chopped (I used chips)

50g white chocolate, roughly chopped (I used chips)

85g glacé cherries, roughly chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 190°C fan 170°C/gas 5

Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth

Mix in the flour, chocolates and cherries and 1/2 tsp salt

Spoon mixture onto non-stick baking sheets in large rough dollops

Make sure dollops are spaced out, as they will spread while cooking

Bake for 12-14 minutes until just golden, but still quite pale and soft in the middle

Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then lift onto racks and leave to cool completely

Tip

While the cookies were still relatively soft, I used a large cookie cutter to cut out a more even looking shape, as my cookies had spread quite a lot and ended up square shape rather than circular. I was extremely pleased with the end result and I’m sure you will be too.

Enjoy!

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