Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

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15 min.
30 min.
24 cookies (2 dozen)

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.


  • 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
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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.

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.

oven to 375º F. Grease baking sheets.

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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Yummy Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

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

- patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

Chocolate perfection

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.

- Katelyn Lunardi from Citrus Heights, CA

chewy cherry chocolate cookies

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.

- Cheryl Sowatzke from MILWAUKEE, WI

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

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.


Very Surprising!

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.

- Jami Wade from IOWA CITY, IA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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