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Chunky chocolate with cherry and pecan cookies stacked on a wooden tray.

Chunky Chocolate with Cherry and Pecan Cookies

Barbara Hall
This cookie is just full of chocolate, cherries, and pecans. Since it is a spoonful drop, it is a rustic-looking cookie that reminds me of what I would call a cowboy-style cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Bake Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cookies, Nuts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 173 kcal


  • ¾ cup room temperature Butter unsalted 1.5 sticks
  • ¾ cup Dark Brown Sugar 159 g
  • ¼ cup Sugar white 50 g
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour 240 g
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¾ cup Dried Regular Cherries
  • ¾ cup Chunky chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Pecans chopped


  • Weigh or measure the dark and white sugar into a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, weigh or measure the flour, baking powder, salt, cornstarch, and run a whisk through to blend.
  • With a stand or handheld mixer, add the butter and sugars. Start on low speed, then increase till you have reached a medium speed. Continue at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides and add the vanilla extract. Crack the egg into a small bowl to ensure no eggshells are added, then add the egg to the mixing bowl. Blend on medium speed until the egg is incorporated. Turn the mixer to a low speed and gradually add the flour mixture. After all the flour is added, I stop the mixer and scrape down the sides and across the bottom. Turn the mixer on for another 30 seconds to get the last of the flour mixture incorporated into the cookie dough. Stop and add the chunky chocolate chips, dried cherries, and pecans and turn the mixer on for a few seconds. The batter is thick, so you may have to mix a little by hand.
  • Preheat over to 350° and line 2 cookie sheet pans with parchment paper. Taking a regular teaspoon, spoon out a nice rounded amount, and drop it onto the cookie sheet pan. I got 12 to a pan. These will be irregular-looking cookies but goes with the name Chunky! This also gives the cookies a unique look, and no two will be alike. I stick the whole cookie sheet pan with the unbaked cookies on them into the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before popping them into the oven. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and really start checking after 10 minutes. You do not want to see and dark brown around the bottom edges of the cookie. They should be light to medium brown on the bottom, mainly due to the dark brown sugar. move to a cooling rack once you have taken them from the oven. They firm up after they cool.


Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 323IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chunky chocolate chip cookies, cranberry chocolate chip cookies, pecan chocolate chip cookies
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