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Cornish Cherry Chocolate Cookies

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Serves 20
Serves 20

About the bake

Our simple Cherry Biscuits (or Cookies) are a sweet treat from Cornwall. We've used the classic combination of cherries and dark chocolate to make a really decadent biscuit. The biscuit mix is made using a very simple method of creaming together the butter and sugar and then bringing together the dough with your hands.

8 ingredients5 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mark 6) and line a couple of baking sheets.

    2. Step 2

      Using an electric whisk cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    3. Step 3

      Whisk in the golden syrup and then stir in the flour, baking powder, cherries, chocolate and milk until a firm dough is formed, you may need to use your hands to bring together. Tip - place the tablespoon measure in boiling water for 30 seconds then measure out the golden syrup and you will find the syrup just slips off the spoon.

    4. Step 4

      Using your hands roll the dough into 20 walnut sized balls. Place slightly apart from each other on lined baking sheets as they will spread a little and press each one lightly with a fork.

    5. Step 5

      Bake in the oven for 12 minutes until golden. Cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


      • 100gButter (salted) (softened) 
      • 100gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 1.5 tbspSilver Spoon Golden Syrup 
      • 200gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 1.5 tspBaking powder 
      • 125gGlacé cherries (roughly chopped) 
      • 100gDark chocolate 
      • 2 tbspMilk (whole) 


    • 2x Baking sheet
    • Electric whisk
    • Fork

    Nutritional information per 29g serving

    • Energy 142cal
    • Fat 5.6g
    • of which Saturates 3.5g
    • Carbohydrates 21g
    • of which Sugars 14g
    • Protein 1.4g
    • Salt 0.19g

    12 Baker Ratings

    Tasty, moist & easy to make, although I did find it a bit messy rolling it into balls. But well worth it

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