Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If you are not using prechopped chocolate you will want to chop it now.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, kosher salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
Beat your butter, sugar and brown sugar together with your stand mixer on medium speed until light and creamy. Takes about 5 minutes.
Add in the eggs one at a time and the vanilla extract just until combined.
Turn the stand mixer speed down to low. Then slowly and carefully add in the flour mixture and mix just until everything is combined.
Stir in the chopped chocolate and cherries.
With a 1/4 cup scoop, scoop out the dough into balls.
Arrange them on a sheet pan about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, just until the edges start turning brown. Half way threw rotate the pans so the cookies will cook evenly. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5 to 10 minutes.