Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies
Makes:
24
cookies (2 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
30
minutes
based on 9 reviews
This Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookie recipe brings two great tastes together. Bits of sweet black cherries are surrounded by a chewy chocolate cookie. A hint of black pepper adds an extra kick of flavor. Perfect for any occasion when you'd like to add a special flair and something your guests will love to talk about.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups * (16 oz. total) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) dried cherries, chopped

Directions:

MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups chunks in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Chunks may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 - 15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Beat sugar, brown sugar, sour cream and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add melted chocolate; stir until blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in dried cherries and remaining chunks. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease baking sheets.

DROP dough by level 1/4 cup measure, 3 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. (Dough is easier to handle when well chilled.)

BAKE for 15 to 16 minutes or until edges are firm and center is set. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*1 3/4 cups (11.5 oz. pkg.) plus 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks.


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Really Chewy

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susan Brown from HENDERSONVILLE, NC

The Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies were the best chocolate cookie I have had in some time.They were really chewy and the richness of the new chocolate was wonderful.The dried cherries gave the cookie a real twist.I took them to work and all of my co-workers said they had nerver tasted a cookie so good and could not get enough of them.They were simply wonderfull!

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    Yummy Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

    This recipe was so easy to make and so good and chewie, moist.I have and tea party and I make these cookies. Wow the ladys said that thses are excellent good taste.They requests for some more of them it didnt take long to make them.I definatey will be making them again. Thank

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    Chocolate perfection

    Katelyn Lunardi from Citrus Heights, CA

    These are fun and easy to make and sooooo good. Chocolate and cherries are such a great combo and I love how big they are. I'm a fan of chocolate and pepper together but for those that are weary you can't really taste the pepper. It is an excellent cookie and I think I'll go eat one now.

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    chewy cherry chocolate cookies

    Cheryl Sowatzke from MILWAUKEE, WI

    It tells you to use a 1/4 cup of batter, it is a big cookie. I made a smaller cookie with the last of the batter and it was great. I forgot to butter the cookie sheet for the last batch and they didn't burn or anything. I used a air bake cookie sheet. You can get a small after taste of the black pepper. Friends/co-workers loved them. They are good but not worth the extra money for the special chocolate chips the recipe calls for.

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    Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    JERRY PORTER from SPOKANE, WA

    Adult cookies. The pepper realy adds to the flavor. No dried cherries on hand. I diced some jared maraschino cherries quartered in the Micro Wave for about a minute. Worked great. Great cookies.

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    Very Surprising!

    Jami Wade from IOWA CITY, IA

    I was a little leary of putting black pepper in the cookies, but I was not able to taste it in the cookie at all. I think the pepper enhances the chocolate flavor. Everyone loved them and I will definately make them again. Make sure you keep them in an airtight container so that they remain soft.

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    Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    Michelle Eichhorn from ANNAPOLIS, MD

    Intrigued by the recipe. But, surprised by the inclusion of ground black pepper in a cookie recipe. Is this an error or do I really need to add 3/4 tsp of pepper to the recipe?

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    Really Chewy

    susan Brown from HENDERSONVILLE, NC

    The Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies were the best chocolate cookie I have had in some time.They were really chewy and the richness of the new chocolate was wonderful.The dried cherries gave the cookie a real twist.I took them to work and all of my co-workers said they had nerver tasted a cookie so good and could not get enough of them.They were simply wonderfull!

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    yum yum yummy

    melinda kimlinger from JEFFERSON CITY, MO

    These cookies were a big hit. Tasty and easy to make.

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    very rich flavored cookie

    LINDA WORLEIN from BEND, OR

    This is a very easy cookie to make. I substituted Splenda for the white sugar and Splenda brown sugar. The cookies are moist and flavorful. A real winner. I will add this receipe to my favorites.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 90
  • Total Fat: 11g (16% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (31% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (10% of DV)
  • Sodium: 160mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 28g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups * (16 oz. total) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) dried cherries, chopped

 

Directions

MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups chunks in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Chunks may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 - 15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Beat sugar, brown sugar, sour cream and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add melted chocolate; stir until blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in dried cherries and remaining chunks. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease baking sheets.

DROP dough by level 1/4 cup measure, 3 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. (Dough is easier to handle when well chilled.)

BAKE for 15 to 16 minutes or until edges are firm and center is set. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*1 3/4 cups (11.5 oz. pkg.) plus 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks.

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