ZonCoupons Cookie Guide

Well if you must know our favourites are Double Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Cookies. See recipe at the bottom of the page! But if it is the other type of cookies you are interested in….


About Cookies

Our cookie guide is part of our Privacy Policy. Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.

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How to control your cookies

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Our Favourite Cookie!

Double Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Cookies

Recipe and picture courtesy of BBC Food (External link)


100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
100g/3½oz caster sugar
2 tbsp sunflower oil
100g/3½oz soft dark brown sugar
1 free-range egg, beaten
½ tsp vanilla essence
200g/7oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
100g/3½oz dried sour cherries, soaked in water
2 tbsp cherry brandy
40g/1½oz flaked almonds
75g/2½oz roasted hazelnuts, chopped
100g/3½oz white chocolate, broken into small pieces
100g/3½oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces


1.Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

2.Place the butter and the caster sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and creamy. Add the sunflower oil and brown sugar and fold through to combine. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well.

3.In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.

4.Add the flour to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well to form a dough. Fold in the drained cherries, brandy, almonds, hazelnuts and the white and dark chocolate pieces. .

5.On a floured work surface, carefully roll out the dough to 1cm/½in thick. Using the cookie cutter of your choice, cut out 8–16 cookies (depending on the size of the cutter).

6.Place the cookies onto a greased baking tray (not too close together as they will spread). Place into the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.

7.Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for 8–10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe courtesy of BBC Food. See original recipe here… Double Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Cookies (External links)