White Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Cookies


These cocoa cookies are studded with chunks of white chocolate, dried fruit, and chopped pecans.

White Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Cookies
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
60 cookies


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 6 ounce white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped, or 1 cup white baking pieces

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted if desired

  • ½ cup dried cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture, the white chocolate, pecans, and dried cherries.

  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are just firm (do not overbake). Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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