Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

So remember how I don’t really like chocolate?

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies |

Yeah, I kinda ruined chocolate for myself as a kid. But my dad doesn’t like it either, so maybe it’s genetic?

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies |

Every now and then, though, I get a craving. It’s really, really rare. I still would never order a chocolate dessert at a restaurant. No thanks. But once in a blue moon I crave just the tiniest bit of chocolate. Normally this happens when my house is completely void of chocolate, so I end up making cookies like these!

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies |

These dark chocolate cookies (which are super similar to my favourite double chocolate cookies) have cherries in them! Dried cherries. I’ve decided they are about 100 times better than dried cranberries. They suck, unless they’re on a salad with cheese and nuts and maybe my almond dressing. We buy them in big bags from Costco, along with the blueberry version, and have them as snacks. But they’re also wonderful in cookies!

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies |

These are chewy and soft and most and decadent. You’ll gobble ’em up.

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix flour, cocoa power, baking soda and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries. Roll into balls (the size of a heaping tablespoon) and set on baking sheet.
  2. Adapted from How Sweet Eats



  • Dana
    April 9, 2015

    these look fantastic! I generally don’t like to mix fruit with my chocolate (I’m a die-hard chocoholic/purist) but I don’t mind the odd cherry chocolate combo, like a Black forest cake. I’ve never tried dried cherries before, this looks like a great idea. I’m not a huge fan of dried cranberries though either (too sweet) so normally I’ll use frozen/fresh cranberries in my scones, bliss bars etc and never had a problem with them making anything too moist or ruining the texture etc.
    I’m going to try these with my GF flour mix. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Julia Kent
      April 13, 2015

      Dana please report back on how they turn out!!!

  • SBO
    May 20, 2015

    Thank you ,I will try to do it.

    I have never tried cooking , These cookies looks awesome!

    • Julia Kent
      May 26, 2015

      They’re SOOO good!!! 🙂

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