Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies are the perfect treat for the chocolate lover in your life. Chocolate chunks and cherries make this easy chocolate cookie recipe so rich and decadent.
So my sister says I have a problem. A big baking problem.
You don't believe her, do you? I mean just because I bake 4-5 times a week and share those crazy recipes here. I don't see the problem at all.
A few weeks ago we packed up and went to visit family for a week. When we were almost to my sister's house, I text her and let her know we had to stop at Walmart for a few things.
I then asked if she wanted me to bake some goodies while we were there visiting. I didn't bake any treats to bring with us, so I figured why not make them there and have them be super fresh.
Her first choice was these Marshmallow Reese's Blonde Brownies. So I picked up the ingredients for those...plus the ingredients for these chocolate cake mix cookies.
I have had the idea for these cookies on my brain for a while and just couldn't wait any longer to create them. And I figured what better time to experiment on a cookie! I mean I had extra people to sample the goodies for me, right?
So, I made blonde brownies one day. And then I baked cookies the next day.
What? Baking cookies on vacation? I don't see the problem at all.
My sister says I need Bakeaholics Anonymous though. She says baking on vacation isn't normal. Oh, and taking pictures of said cookies is even less normal apparently.
I rummaged around through my sister's house to find anything I could use to showcase these amazing cookies. I found burlap, a colorful placemat, and some cupcake liners. Then I moved her dining room table so I could experiment with the light from her window. It was snowing too, so it was harder to capture these cookies. The whole time my sister was laughing and calling me crazy. Ok, so maybe it was a little crazy, but that's just me. Baking is always on my mind. Now if I was in the Caribbean on the beach, I wouldn't be baking! But inside on a cold snowy day, why not?
Now trust me when I say you need these cookies! I realize we are still in January, and every one is still going strong on those diets. BUT...you need these cookies. Like yesterday!
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies:
These are the easiest cookies to make. Cake mix, butter, egg, and cream cheese. And then throw in whatever mix ins your heart desires. These have cherry pieces and chocolate chunks in them because that is what I was craving that particular day.
Rich decadent cookies are the perfect treat for a cold snowy day! I think you need a baking day pronto! Just don't call me when you can't stop eating these cookies...because I won't answer. I will be hiding in my closet devouring my own cookies.
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I've had my eye on this recipe for a couple weeks now, but have been hoping for comments from others who actually tried it. Your photos are excellent and I am inclined to trust this recipe based on that...but for me, it's always helpful to read what others experienced when they tried a new recipe. So...thanks Robert!...i finally scrolled down far enough to read your post and I am now preparing to make these to send to my son for his Valentine Birthday! (express mail of course) I will post results after I finish baking!
I made these tonight - here are my thoughts:
At first the dough was way sticky and my OCD kicked in since the recipe didn't SPECIFICALLY say when to add the cherries and chocolate chunks. I almost wrote you a note but luckily my 10 year old was watching Sponge Bob and my ADD kicked in. SQUIRREL!! The distraction was long enough for my KitchenAid stand mixer to turn the glop into smooth yumminess. I stirred the cherries and chunks in by hand and into the fridge the bowl went. After a quick trip to the liquor store - hey! don't judge! I knew it would take more than 30 minutes! I used my medium cookie scoop because they were still pretty sticky.
Using the cookie scoop I only got 31 cookies BUT they were 31 of the best, most amazing tasting cookies ever!
Thank you so much for the recipe!
I am so glad to hear these turned out amazing for you. LOL! I must have been distracted when I wrote the recipe...I went back and added when to stir in the chocolate and cherries. I also made a note in the recipe about the dough being sticky. Good call on the cookie scoop...my hands were rather messy after rolling out 36 dough balls!
The only problem I have found with these cookies is that they tend to get rather moist when covered. I've made four batches now and even after adding a little extra time in the oven they stick together after sitting overnight. I've made your Peppermint Oreo Crunch and Red Velvet cookies and haven't had this problem so I'm guessing it's the cherries. I've thought about using dried cherries instead but doubt I would get the same flavor.
Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home
Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home
Seriously, my mouth is watering! Oh my goodness. These are definitely on my "to do" list!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend,
The Better Baker
You sound perfectly normal to me! ;-} I think we could be best buds! But I can only imagine seeing your sister react to our 'normal'! =) No doubt, they were all thrilled to have you baking up a storm while you were there. Thanks much for sharing this luscious cookie at Weekend Potluck. We'd love it so much if you'd link back to the party in your post (so you could be featured!) You always have the most beautiful creations...and photos!
Oh, they definitely were loving all the desserts! And thank you so very much for your sweet comments!! 🙂
You don't have a problem at all Jocelyn...just keep the great recipes coming......I will never
be able to make them all, but I still save them :)....
Thank you!! 🙂
Meghan @ The Tasty Fork
Jocelyn, you're the best sister ever!! I'd love it if someone came over and baked treats for me. The next time you're in Chicago, you have free range (and good window lighting) of my kitchen. I love the pop of cherry with chocolate. This is a cookie I need to make ASAP!!
Thanks so much Meghan!! 😉
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
A baking problem?! No way! There is no such thing in my eyes, especially with awesome goodies like these 🙂 Wish I had a few to munch on!
Haha, thanks Rachel!!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountian
BAKING COULD NEVER BE A PROBLEM! DON'T EVER STOP JOCELYN! Ahem. Sorry to be your enabler, but when I see cookies like this and here that it could be a problem, I feel the need to enable. 😉
Haha, you so get me! 😉
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
A classic combo, in fact one of my favorite breads is a choc cherry loaf from a local bakery!
Mmmm, sounds delish! 😉
These look incredible Jocelyn! Hehe, that's too cute about what your sister said but at least she got to sample these delicious beauties 🙂
So true! Thanks Kelly!
Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat
Oh MY!!!!! These totally have my name all over them! And I love that you used cake mix. I'm totally making these this weekend!
I trust you. I need these cookies in my life. Pinned.
I can vouch for these cookies because I got to sample them! They are SO good!
Thanks Mom!! 😉
Beth @ bethcakes
Oh, these cookies look amazing! I don't think I've ever had a cookie with cherries in it. I also never would have thought to make them! I'm the only one in my family that likes to bake on vacation, but I totally understand it. 🙂
You def need to try these then, SO good! 😉
Oh wow! These cooking look and sound scrumptious. After reading the list of ingredients, I realized I have them all. That's a big deal for me. Usually when I come across a recipe I would just love to bake right away, there's always one (or two) ingredients I don't have. 🙁
But, whooohoo, I have everything I need! Will be baking these real soon. Thanks for providing such delicious recipes and a fantastic site/blog!!!! Keep those yummy sweet treats comin'!
Thank you so much!! 😉