Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cherries and Pecans

Scrumptiously soft cookie made with dark chocolate, dried cherries, and pecans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 cookies


  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon molasses

  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 pinch coarse sea salt


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  2. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, butter, and shortening in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, vanilla extract, and molasses on low speed. Gradually add flour mixture and blend until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, cherries, and pecans with a wooden spoon. Cover and place in the refrigerator until well chilled, at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

  4. Roll dough into scant 1/4-cup-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on the edges and slightly underdone in the middles, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, so cookies can continue to cook, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
15g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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