Chocolate Fudge Cookies With Toffee & Dried Cherries

Recipe by blucoat
READY IN: 40mins


  • 2 14
  • 12
    cup unsweetened dutch cocoa
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1
    cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1 12
  • 1
    cup plump moist dried sour cherries (optional)
  • 8
    ounces bitter chocolate (can use chocolate chips) or 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks about the size of the cherries (can use chocolate chips)
  • 1
    cup english toffee pieces, such as Skor Bits


  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line two heavy baking sheets, not non-stick with parchment paper and set aside. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until light in colour and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the flour-mixture in 3 additions, blending just until the dry ingredients are moistened. This part is really easier with a wooden spoon since the batter is quite dense. (The dough may be frozen at this point for up to 4 months; wrap securely in plastic wrap, then in a plastic freezer bag; thaw in the refrigerator without removing its wrapping before portioning the cookies and baking.).
  • Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets and place them in the centre of the oven, turning half way through baking.
  • Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes or until barely set in the centre and just firm around the edges. Cool cookies on tray for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before storing. Store in air tight containers, layered between sheets of parchment or waxed paper for up to 5 days.