Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello lovely readers, I do hope that your Saturday is a very good day. I always start my day with a cup of tea and cookie and my Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect with my cuppa.

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect anytime of day!
Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – perfect anytime of day!

 

So I’m going to be honest, I’m not a massive fan of dark chocolate, in any form, to eat, just as it is. Melted and mixed into a cake batter – not a problem – although if it’s a very chocolatey cake I usually don’t have more than one slice. Dark chocolate, although usually the best chocolate to use when baking, well, it’s just a bit too intense for me. Here, however, in these Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies it was absolutely necessary to use good quality, dark chocolate chips. The contrast against the sour, chewy, cherries balances the flavours in this buttery cookie perfectly.

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - the perfect balance of flavour and texture.
Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – the perfect balance of flavour and texture.

 

You’d think with 3 growing teenagers in the house, everything I bake would get eaten and mostly it does! There have been a few failures over the years and I guess, because they’ve eaten good, home cooked food all their lives, they’ve become very discerning!!! Most goodies achieve an 8 out of 10 score (and that’s high praise indeed), these cookies got a gold star. 10 out of 10!! I love baking for others, especially my family. Their encouragement and honesty help make me a better cook/baker. It’s also another way for me to show them how much they are loved.

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - photographed alongside cherries from our own garden!
Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – photographed alongside cherries from our own garden!

 

I find the process of baking very relaxing and rewarding. It’s lovely to bake a cake for someone, just because you love them, or remember a particular friend, who loves meringue but rarely eats it as her hubby is diabetic. Little thoughtful treats, to show, in this fast paced world, that you’ve taken time, for that particular person. Makes me go all warm and fuzzy inside.

So I’d better show you how to make these buttery, yummy, Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies so you can share them too!!

Recipe : Makes 20-25 Cookies.

225g/8oz Unsalted Butter – room temp.

150g/5oz Caster Sugar

1/4tsp Salt

1 Large Egg Yolk

1tsp Vanilla Extract

275g/10oz Plain White Flour

100g/4oz Dried Sour Cherries

175g/6oz Dark Chocolate Chips

Method : Preheat oven to 180C/165C fan

In a large bowl whisk together the butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.

Next add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until fully incorporated.

My egg had a gorgeous orange yolk and I used golden caster sugar (it was on offer!!), so the mixture has more colour than usual!
My egg had a gorgeous orange yolk and I used golden caster sugar (it was on offer!!), so the mixture has more colour than usual!
Add in the flour, chocolate chips and dried cherries.
Add in the flour, chocolate chips and dried cherries.

 

Mix all the ingredients together slowly, I like to do this by hand using a spoon, until they just come together. The more you mix the tougher your cookie will be!

The dough for your Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - resist the urge to taste - or not!!!
The dough for your Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – resist the urge to taste – or not!!!

 

Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.

Using a 5cm/2" ice cream scoop, or your hands, make balls of cookie dough and place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
Using a 5cm/2″ ice cream scoop, or your hands, make balls of cookie dough and place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
With clean hands lightly press down on the dough balls to flatten them. The imprint of your fingers leaves a pretty pattern.
With clean hands lightly press down on the dough balls to flatten them. The imprint of your fingers leaves a pretty pattern.

 

Place in a preheated oven and bake for 18-23 minutes until golden brown on top.

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray.
Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray.

 

The cookies will still be soft once cooked and will firm up on cooling.

Time to put the kettle on or pour a nice glass of milk. Once cooled enjoy biting into the buttery, chewy, chocolatey gooey Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for sharing.
Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – perfect for sharing.

 

Do you find baking relaxing?

Sammie x

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Sammie

Hi, I'm Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way is to show love through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

4 thoughts on “Sour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. What a fabulous looking cookie, Sammie! Love those chewy dried cherries and often put them in my salads. Be great with chocolate chips.
    Thanks for visiting my blog….nice to meet you!

    1. Thank you Barbara. They are yummy cookies! If I see a recipe that I love or inspires me I like to leave a comment. Lovely to meet you too x

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