Double chocolate cherry biscuits

Sweet chocolate and sharp cherries are a match made in cookie heaven.

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves36
  • DifficultyEasy
340 g plain flour
170 g good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
115 butter, softened
170 g caster sugar
170 g packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
115 ml dry red wine, such as burgundy
280 g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
225 g dried tart cherries
1) Preheat oven to 190C/Gas 5.

2) Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl. In a bowl of an electric mixer or with a handheld mixer, combine butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and wine and combine. Slowly in batches add the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and cherries.

3) On a non-stick baking sheet, place a heaped tablespoon of dough for each biscuits about 5 cm apart from each other. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until tops are still soft looking but edges look firm.

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