Chocolate Chip Cookies With Dried Cherries

These chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries and a sprinkling of sea salt are SO GOOD! This is a thinner, crispier cookie (than I'm known for) but has just the right amount of chewiness in the middle to make everything fabulous. Loaded with flavor I know you will love these!
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There is literally so much to discuss I don’t even know where to begin. First, my daughter’s team came in third at the junior olympics. I know, crazy right? I didn’t talk about it much before we left because I didn’t want to put any pressure on her + be that annoying parent to you guys (I get it).

But, it was truly exciting and I’m not even in the ballpark of an athlete/jock/sport’s enthusiast. AND, can I just write a brief love letter to the entire Bay Area? I love you…I really do. Your coffee…your sweet treats…your hideous traffic…I love it all.

dark chocolate, tart cherry + sea salt cookies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | easy + quick cookie recipe, slightly crispy around the edges, chewy everywhere else, every bite loaded with chocolate + cherries

dark chocolate, tart cherry + sea salt cookies | recipe via displacedhousewife | quick + easy cookie recipe loaded with cherries and chocolate...crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle @displacedhousewife

A couple of quick notes on this cookie. First, I saw Thalia from Butter and Brioche make these cookies on Snapchat (they were STUNNING) and she was kind enough to share the recipe. The original recipe is from this blogger’s cookbook. 

Thalia made the recipe into ice cream sandwiches, which you can see here. I futzed with the flours because I can’t handle buckwheat (that was in the original) and I wanted more chocolate, more cherries, more vanilla and I changed the technique a bit, which I’m known to do.

I know people often say they either like cake-y or thin and crispy cookies…I can’t take sides…it would be like picking a favorite child…I love them equally. But, for the sake of preparing your mouths…these have the slightest crispy-ness around the edges. The center of the cookie doesn’t have the usual girth of my cookies, it’s a bit thinner, with some nice chew to it. These are loaded with bits of chocolate and cherries and sea salt so that each bite is a revelation. 

So, without further ado, let’s make cookies. Unless you’re out-on-the-town tonight shoving your face with cocktails and food, this is what you should be doing…martini in hand, fluffy socks on feet, Nina Simone blasting through the Beats and spoonfuls of dough getting shoveled into your mouth.

It’s hot as balls, but let’s bake betches…

dark chocolate, tart cherry + sea salt cookies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | Quick + easy cookie recipe with slightly crispy edges and chewy everywhere else @displacedhousewife

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Dried Cherries

These chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries and a sprinkling of sea salt are SO GOOD! This is a thinner, crispier cookie (than I’m known for) but has just the right amount of chewiness in the middle to make everything fabulous. Loaded with flavor I know you will love these!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: Chocolate Chip, Cookies, Dried Cherries, Baking Dessert
Servings: 36 Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups (330 g) brown sugar, ( packed (use light or dark brown sugar or muscovado))
  • 8 tablespoons (113 g) unsalted butter, ( room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (112 g) sunflower or grapeseed oil ((or other neutral oil))
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon (13 g) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (270 g) white whole-wheat flour ((see Flour note))
  • 1 cup (135 g) bread flour ((see Flour note))
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) sea salt
  • 2 cups (340 g) dark chocolate (coarsely chopped or chips)
  • 1 cup (128 g) dried tart cherries (coarsely chopped)
  • Sea salt flakes for the tops, (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F (177 C). Line several baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • In an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream your brown sugar, butter, oil and granulated sugar on medium speed until fully incorporated; about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs + vanilla and mix on medium until everything is fluffy and well blended; about 1 minute more.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together whole wheat flour, bread flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Dump the flour mixture into the electric stand mixer and mix on low until the cookie dough is barely blended. You still want to see streaks of flour. Take the bowl out of your stand mixer and fold in the chocolate and cherries until just mixed.  
  • Roll into balls of about 2 tablespoons each and allow about 2 inches of space between the dough balls. I like to freeze the dough balls for about 10 minutes prior to baking…this step is optional, but I like how it helps the cookie maintain their shape whilst baking (I don’t like super flat cookies).
  • Bake the cookies in the center of the oven for about 12-13 minutes. Fresh out of the oven, sprinkle with the sea salt flakes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes post baking and then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling down.
  • You’re done. They’re a revelation, am I right?


Butter & Oil

You can omit the oil and use an additional 8 tablespoons butter (113 g/4 ounces)  in its place. It will change the taste and texture of the cookie a bit, but will still be delicious.

Flour for this Cookie

I love white whole-wheat flour. It makes the cookies come out lighter than if you use regular whole-wheat flour. However, if you don’t have white whole-wheat flour, I would substitute it with regular all-purpose flour. Additionally, you can use all-purpose flour for the bread flour as well!
One last quick note on flours. I have only tested with the flours listed in the recipe. I use these flours often in my cookie and baking recipes…so if you get them, I’ll have lots of recipes for you to use them with. I wouldn’t have you go to the trouble of using different flours if I didn’t think it was worth it.
If you happen to make these cookies using other flours, would you please note your results in the comments below so others can see? Thank you so much!! 
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This recipe doesn’t need to be made in a mixer; feel free to use a spatula!

Chilling/Freezing Your Dough

You can put the dough, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, in the fridge for several days at this point, if you want to make the cookies another day. Additionally, you could also roll the dough into balls, freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet and then shove them in a resealable plastic bag and put back in the freezer to have cookies on-demand…just add a minute or two to the bake time.
Thanks for baking with me! Please rate + comment this recipe and tag me on social @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife so I can see your beautiful treats! xo
dark chocolate, tart cherry + sea salt cookies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | quick cookie recipe with slightly crispy edges and chewy in the middle...loaded with cherries + chocolate in every bite @displacedhousewife


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  • Anna Wright March 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    YUM YUM YUM!!! I made this Dark Chocolate, Tart Cherry + Sea Salt Cookies recipe on my son’s birthday party and people RAVED about it! I made it per your directions and it was wonderful. I even gave you credit for making me shine! THANK YOU!

  • Alison February 21, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Planning to make these with buckwheat and spelt flours… will let you know how they go! ;)

    • Rebecca Firth February 23, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Hi Alison! I can’t wait to hear how they go. I LOVE this cookie recipe!! xoxo

      • Alison March 17, 2017 at 11:34 AM

        They are SO GOOD! Made them with wholemeal spelt and buckwheat, replacing the egg/s with Aquafaba, and they are divine! Thank you for such a gorgeous recipe!

  • Coco in the Kitchen October 12, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    I’ve been all over your site, looking for a cookie recipe I wanted to make.

    I want to make them all….

    but, I won’t. Tonight, I’ll just make these.

    We’ll see about tomorrow.

    • DisplacedHousewife October 13, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Coco — I hope you did make these — they are SO DELICIOUS!! Definitely one of my favorite cookies!! xoxo

  • Arantza August 11, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Hi everyone!
    I just baked these beauties this morning and they are simply awesome! Really easy to make and even easier to eat! Anyway, since I couldn’t find white whole wheat flour where I live, Rebecca very kindly suggested adding 2-3 tablespoons of all purpose flour. I added 2 and a half and they came out chewy and soft inside; outside they are a bit crispy, which is great! Mine are a bit of a “bastard” cookie since I couldn’t find dried tart cherry either; so I added dried cranberries. I’ll have to look further for these ingredients! Thanks so much for the help, Rebecca! You’re awesome!

    • DisplacedHousewife August 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

      Thank you so much Arantza!!! I love it when people make changes and report back. I am so glad that you loved the cookies and I think that your ‘bastard’ version sounds perfect!!!! Sending lots of love!! xoxo

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci August 10, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    I can’t even tell you how I need *all* the cookies right now and it’s taking everything in me not to whip up a batch of these beauties right this second. Do you deliver? ;)

  • Cathy | August 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    i gotta think there’s room for cookies and plum jam on the blog. i promise you i’ll make it! and these cookies…i always love a hint of salt on my sweets these are stunners. totally watching the night of….awesomeness. and please tell me you’re watching peaky blinders on netflix! i’m mid-binge and can i just say i won’t be mad at a very rainy day so i can finish it. soooo good.

    • DisplacedHousewife August 8, 2016 at 5:10 PM

      Hi Cathy! I’m not watching Peaky Blinders?!?! I must go put it in the queue stat!! So so glad that you’re watching The Night Of…it has me on the edge of my seat. And yes to salt + sweets…the best. Happy Monday my friend!! xoxo

  • Alida | Simply Delicious August 7, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Love, love LOVE these cookies. Could you be a doll and drop of a couple dozen for me to eat in bed? Kthxbye! x

  • Dawn @ Girl Heart Food August 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Congrats to your daughter and her team!! Yay!

    I don’t understand why Instagram changed things when it seemed to be working perfectly fine…ugh!!

    I can’t believe we’re coming on the end of Summer, either. Freaking crazy!

    This cookies look awesome. I LOVE sweet/salty combos. The best, right?!

    Can’t wait to see those breakfast nachos :)

    • DisplacedHousewife August 4, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Thank you Dawn!!! Instagram…it’s bizarre…I already feel like Instagram Stories are shaping up to be short, sweet and maybe more polished…while Snapchat is less polished and a little more freestyle? I have no idea?! It’s funny-weird. But YES, breakfast nachos…life changing!!! xoxoxo

  • Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen August 4, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    You are totally hilarious Rebecca! I’m always laughing out loud reading your posts! Congrats to your daughter and her team! Yahoo! These cookies…hello….DELICIOUS! I saw the ice cream sandwiches on Thalia’s blog and immediately started drooling. I can’t wait to try your version too because I’m sure it’s totally spectacular! And end of summer?? Say it isn’t so! I’m hanging on! (Saw Halloween decorations at Home Goods today…what the?????)

    • DisplacedHousewife August 4, 2016 at 2:08 AM

      Thanks Mary Ann!! You’re so nice!! It was so much fun watching my daughter’s team play…so happy for them…they worked hard for it.

      Thalia’s ice cream sandwiches look amazing and I love rye flour in cookies…I bet it tastes delicious. I really want to make them!!

      As much as it cringes me that Halloween decorations are here…it semi makes me excited for pumpkin scones. I was thinking about them earlier today. Hang onto summer with me!!! Let’s savor every last second!! xoxox

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings August 3, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Your posts crack me up! Love reading them. I hope I don’t have to give up insta and sign up for snapchat. Do I? Ugh. I’m a little behind on both. These cookies look amazing with cherries and chocolate. Back to school treats perhaps…

    • DisplacedHousewife August 3, 2016 at 9:27 PM

      Why thanks Karen!!! That makes me happy!! …umm…Snapchat…I thought it was the stupidest thing ever at first. But now I’ve gotten to know some of my favorite bloggers and Instagram peeps better, because of it. There’s something a bit more intimate and unpolished compared to Instagram. I kind of like having both?! But, we’re adaptable. I have a feeling that a year from now the landscape will be completely different. But consider Snapchat… And yes, I’m thinking with the whole wheat flour that these qualify as an after school treat! ;) xo

  • heather (delicious not gorgeous) August 3, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    congrats to your daughter’s team!! what sport? and i have to say, the bay area is pretty amazing (: hope you got to try some of the sf/bay area pastries while you were there.

    and i feel the same way about instagram stories. it’s exactly the same as snapchat, just a different place to do it (plus i really don’t feel like the instagram vibe can go with how casual snapchat/disappearing stories are).

    • DisplacedHousewife August 3, 2016 at 8:18 PM

      Thank you!!! She plays water polo and YES, we ran into SF on our way out of town and grabbed a ridicules amount of treats from Tartine.

      It will be interesting to see how this rolls out… I really like the casual-ness of Snap… We shall see!! xoxo