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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

 Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies by #fbcookieswap #cookies #chocolate #recipe

Today is the big cookie-swap reveal day for the second annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap organized by the amazing Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil! These ladies worked their butts off to ensure that food bloggers all over the world could exchange cookies. A big thank you to them for all the hard work on this much appreciated event! This year, the ladies added an extra step to the cookie swap. Everyone who participated donated $4 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. According to Julie’s (personal) Facebook page over $2200 was raised this year and my friends at OXO matched it so that means over $4400 in total was raised by the Great Food Blogger Cookie swap!!!

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

I made these Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies back in August, and then made them again in September, and then when I signed up for the Cookie Swap, I remembered that I had yet to blog about these cookies I instantly knew that these would be the cookies I would send out to my three lucky recipients! Plus these cookies are only 80 calories a cookie–a plus in my book (although you would never know because they are super moist and decadent)!

Who were my lucky recipients for the 2012 Food Blogger Cookie Swap?

Go and visit their blogs and show them some love!!!

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies Recipe Card from

I also made a cute recipe card for my three recipients. I found a photoshop file from Plucky Momo and I adapted the file to fit my needs. Download the PDF version of my recipe card here: Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies Template

Adapted from Cooking Light, December 2005

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

These chewy chocolate cookies are sure to please anyone who craves chocolate. Best of all, they are just 80 calories a cookie!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, then lightly fill measuring cup and level off. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (stir).
  3. In a large bowl, place sugar and butter in bowl and beat using a mixer on high until well combined. Then add vanilla and egg and beat. Place the mixer on a low speed and slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl; beat just until well combined. Then, fold in dried cherries and mini chocolate chips.
  4. Spray a cookie tray with cooking spray. Then drop a tablespoon-ful of batter on to the cookie
  5. sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees (or just until set). Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then remove the cookies from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.




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21 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies”

  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on December 12, 2012 at 8:34 am (#)

    These are perfectly puffy!!!

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Katrina! You would never know that these are low in calorie from the taste of them!

  2. icakepops posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    They look awesome! And great job on the cookie swap!

  3. Samantha posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm (#)

    That card is SO CUTE! I love chocolate covered cherries so I think these cookies are right up my alley.

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Seriously Sam, if you love chocolate covered cherries then you would most definitely LOVE these!

  4. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#)

    They were delicious! Thanks for sending some my way 🙂

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Elizabeth, I’m glad you enjoyed them!!!

  5. Carol | a cup of mascarpone posted on December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm (#)

    What a lovely, comforting cookie! They look delicious! Would love one (or three!) with my cup of afternoon coffee right now! 🙂

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Yes, these go GREAT with coffee!

  6. Suzanne posted on December 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm (#)

    What a great idea to include a recipe card for the cookies in the package you sent out. I’ll have to remember that for next year’s swap. Cookies look great – any leftovers you care to share? 😉

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Suzanne–seriously I think I’ve made these cookies at least a handful of times in the last month! Maybe I’ll whip up some for Sunday! 🙂

  7. addie | culicurious posted on December 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm (#)

    These look very tasty, Katie! I would have loved to receive these 🙂

  8. Julie @ Table for Two posted on December 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm (#)

    these are so fun and look so good!! i love the dried cherries in them 🙂

    • Katie replied on December 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Julie! I never baked with dried cherries until this recipe! So good *and semi-healthy, too!

  9. Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine posted on December 13, 2012 at 1:44 am (#)

    I wish I was on the recieving end of these!!!! They look so yummy!!!!

    • Katie replied on December 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      I know–I wish I could send these to everyone… instead you must give them a try!

  10. Becky Striepe posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:07 am (#)

    YUM! Chocolate with cherries is one of my favorite combos!

    • Katie replied on December 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Mine too!

  11. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:12 am (#)

    Nice cookie swap cookie! Yummmmy!!

  12. Julia {The Roasted Root} posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:43 am (#)

    Dried fruit adds such a nice touch to baked treats! Love everything about these cookies!

    • Katie replied on December 14th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks Julia!

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