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Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies (Healthy-ish)

These Healthy-ish Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies are the best treat! Made with regular or whole wheat flour, can easily be made dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan. Whip up these yummy soft cookies in just 20 minutes or less!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 18 Cookies
Calories 156kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown or regular sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter lightly melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • sea salt optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, and milk together.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and dried cherries.
  • Using a spoon, shape the dough into cookies on a baking sheet.
  • Press the spoon down on each cookie to flatten.
  • Add a sprinkle of salt to each cookie (optional) and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!


  • Feel free to use regular or mix with whole wheat flour.
  • A large egg or a flax egg equivalent work great in these cookies!
  • Feel free to sub (or partially sub) coconut oil for butter.
  • The best cherries to use in these cookies are dried cherries. Fresh cherries can also be used as long as they are pitted and cut into small pieces!


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg