Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
Whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; set aside.
Beat the unsalted butter, white sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time then beat in the vanilla essence and almond essence with the last egg.
Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cherries, walnuts, pecans and chocolate pieces mixing just enough to evenly combine.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on baking tray for 2 minutes; remove biscuits to a cake rack to cool completely.