Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Oregon Chocolate-Cherry CookiesRecipe
Photo: Alan Richardson; Styling: Betty Alfenito
You'll savor each melt-in-your-mouth morsel as you bite into these sweet chocolate-cherry cookies.


Makes 2 dozen

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 17 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup dried sweetened cherries
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted (optional)


1. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

2. Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels and dried sweetened cherries. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on lightly greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake, in batches, at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks. Drizzle cookies with 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted, if desired.


Note: Bake time is per batch.