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Chocolate Cherry Cookies


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These Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft chocolate cookies, filled with a maraschino cherry and then drizzled with white chocolate. Rich and filled with chocolate flavor these cookies are bound to be a success with your family and friends.

If you love chocolate cookies as much as I do, then this is the recipe for you. Nothing says delicious more than cherry and chocolate flavors mixed together into a dessert.

Vertical image of stacked Chocolate Cherry Cookies on a drying rack.

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, I love cherries in all their forms. It’s a good thing that cherries have health benefits since I love them so much; cherries are low in calories and full of fiber and other vitamins.

Why I Love This Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Cookies are rich and chocolate cookies that are filled with sweet cherry flavor.

  • Ready in under 45 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Looks beautiful on a plate

If you love fruity cookie recipes you may also enjoy this Strawberry Lemonade Crinkle Cookie recipe.

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Ingredients

These Chocolate Cherry Cookies don’t need a lot of ingredients, you most likely already have these ingredients on hand which can save you a trip to the grocery store.

  • butter softened
  • sugar
  • large egg, room temperature
  • whole milk
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • maraschino cherries
  • white candy melts
Ingredients used to make Chocolate Cherry Cookies.

Substitutions

Self-rising flour: Are you out of all-purpose? Use self-rising and skip the salt in this recipe.

Candy Melts: Can’t find candy melts? Almond bark or white chocolate will work in its place.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Ready to bake these rich and sweet cookies? Gather these basic kitchen tools and you are ready to cook.

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Are you ready to enjoy some delicious chocolate cookies? Follow these seven easy steps and you will have some delicious chocolate cookies.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2: Mix wet ingredients

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next, add egg, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix to combine.

Wet ingredients used to make Chocolate Cherry Cookies being combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add in dry ingredients

Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt to a smaller bowl and combine. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until cookie batter forms.

Dry ingredients added into the combined wet ingredients of Chocolate Cherry Cookies.

Step 4: Shape cookie dough

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place gently on a lined baking sheet. Press down slightly in the center of each cookie, creating a small indent of about half an inch wide.

Step 5: Add cherries

Add a maraschino cherry to the indent of each cookie.

Shaped doung into 1-inch balls with cherry on top of each of them, placed on a baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake the cookies

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes and allow to cool.

Step 7: Drizzle the cookies

Melt candy in a microwave-safe bowl by microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval. Scoop melted candy into a piping bag and drizzle over on top of each cookie. Allow drizzle to set before serving.

Baked cookies being drizzled with melted white chocolate.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Chocolate Chips: Fold in one cup of chocolate chips or chunks into your cookie dough for an extra chocolate taste.

Nuts: Add in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to cookie dough for an added crunch.

Dark Chocolate: Love chocolate? Use dark chocolate or milk chocolate to drizzle your cookies instead of white chocolate.

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Serving Suggestions

Looking for ways to use up your cookies? Here are my favorite ways to enjoy these cookies.

  • teacher gifts
  • neighbor gifts
  • cookie swaps
  • donate to your local police or fire station
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FAQs

Do you have questions about Chocolate Cherry Cookies? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover cookies on the counter for up to five days in an airtight container.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can double this recipe. Just be sure to bake your cookies in batches and not overcrowd your baking pan.

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes, these cookies can be frozen for up to two months.

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Chocolate Cherry Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Rich and filled with chocolate flavor these cookies will be a success with your family and friends.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Cooling Time 20 mins
Total Time 41 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 182 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixer
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup white candy melts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Next, add egg, milk and vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder and salt to a smaller bowl and combine. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until cookie batter forms.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place gently on lined baking sheet. Press down slightly in the center of each cookie, creating a small indent of about half an inch wide.
  • Add a maraschino cherry in the indent of each cookie.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Melt candy in a microwave-safe bowl by microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
  • Scoop melted candy into a piping bag and drizzle over on top of each cookie. Allow to set before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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