Chewy Chocolate Chunk-Cherry Cookies

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins

These crave-worthy cookies have a kiss ofcherry and make a sweet valentine when sealedwith a personalized cherry-hearts tag. Try swapping the cherries fordried cranberries, which arejust as tart and a cinch to find.


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2 cups packed light-brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (2 ½ cups)

  • 8 ounces dried cherries (1 ½ cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisktogether flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat butterand sugars until pale and fluffy.Add eggs, 1 at a time, beatingwell after each addition. Beat invanilla, then flour mixture.Beat in chocolate and cherries.Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

  2. Roll dough into 1 3/4-inch balls(about 3 tablespoons each),and arrange on parchment-linedbaking sheets, spacing about3 inches apart. Bake until edgesare golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Letcool on sheets set on wire racksfor 10 minutes. Transfer cookiesto racks; let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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