Dark Chocolate Cherry Drops

Chewy cherries, rich chocolate and a slight almond crunch make these succulent drops your new favorite cookie.

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
30 min


  • 3/4 cup light spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 4 oz dark chocolate (80% cocoa or greater)
  • 4 tbsp organic unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup organic evaporated cane juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cherries, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate and microwave on low for 1 minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until fully melted.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, cream butter and cane juice with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined, about 30 seconds. Add chocolate and beat on low until just combined. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, beating on low and scraping down sides of bowl between each, until just combined. With a rubber spatula, fold in almonds and cherries.
  3. With your hands, form 1 tbsp dough into a ball and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, leaving 2 inches between each ball. With your fingers, lightly press down on each to flatten slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until tops of cookies begin to crack. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.