Delicious Chocolate Cookie Recipe (With Cherries!)

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes- chocolate cherry cookies! Not only are they delicious, but I love the pop of red the cherry provides, making these cookies beautiful and festive as well as tasty. This cookie recipe is easy enough to have help from the kids, and fancy enough to serve at a party. You can also find 15 perfect chocolate cookie recipes for chocoholics here. Today let’s take a look at this delicious chocolate cookie recipe with cherries!

My kids and I love baking and eating these cookies, and because they’re so chocolatey, the pair perfectly with a tall glass of cold milk! From the cherry cordial in the middle to the swirl of white icing across the top, these little chocolatey cookies are perfection. 

My family loves to make these for St. Nicholas day, as they adorn St. Nick’s traditional colors. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

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Ingredients Needed For Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • 1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (seriously, make sure it’s soft, and do not use margarine)
  • 2/3 cups sugar 
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 large egg (room temperature) 
  • pinch of salt
  • jar of maraschino cherries 
  • 2 cups white candy melts 
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk 

Also, wax paper or parchment paper

This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies.  

How To Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Go ahead and line your baking sheets with parchment paper to help with clean up later, and set them aside. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream your softened butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy. 

Next, you’ll want to add your milk, egg, and vanilla extract to your sugar mixture. Mix this until it’s thoroughly combined. 

In a separate smaller bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together.

Slowly add these ingredients into the butter mixture until the cookie dough forms. 

Take your chocolate cookie dough and shape it into 1 inch balls. Place them gently on your lined baking sheet we set aside earlier. 

In the center of each cookie, press down slightly to create a small dent where you cherry will go. This dent should be about an inch wide. 

Place a maraschino cherry in the center of the dent in each chocolate cookie. 

Bake your chocolate cherry cookies for 9 to 11 minutes and then allow them to cool completely. 

Preparing Topping For The Chocolate Cookies

Melt your white candy in a microwave safe bowl according to the directions on the package (this is usually in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.)

Scoop the melted candy into a piping bag and use that to drizzle the candy back and forth across each cookie, and right over the cherry as well!

These need to fully cool before serving so the candy is set.

Aren’t they beautiful?

But more importantly, they’re absolutely delicious! You really can’t go wrong with cherries and chocolate, especially when you add a glass of cold milk.

Delicious Chocolate Cookie Recipe (With Cherries!)

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes - chocolate cherry cookies! Not only are they delicious, but I love the pop of red the cherry provides, making these cookies beautiful and festive as well as tasty.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies

Equipment

  • Wax paper or parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • pinch salt
  • jar of maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups white candy melts
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk

Instructions

How to Make the Chocolate Cookies with Cherries

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Go ahead and line your baking sheets with parchment paper to help with clean up later, and set them aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream your softened butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Next, you’ll want to add your milk, egg, and vanilla extract to your sugar mixture. Mix this until it’s thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together.
  • Slowly add these ingredients into the butter mixture until the cookie dough forms.
  • Take your chocolate cookie dough and shape it into 1 inch balls. Place them gently on your lined baking sheet we set aside earlier.
  • In the center of each cookie, press down slightly to create a small dent where your cherry will go. This dent should be about an inch wide.
  • Place a maraschino cherry in the center of the dent in each chocolate cookie.
  • Bake your chocolate cherry cookies for 9 to 11 minutes and then allow them to cool completely.

Directions for the Topping For the Chocolate Cookies

  • Melt your white candy in a microwave-safe bowl according to the directions on the package (this is usually in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.)
  • Scoop the melted candy into a piping bag and use that to drizzle the candy back and forth across each cookie, and right over the cherry as well!
  • These need to fully cool before serving so the candy is set.

More Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Don’t miss my 15 perfect chocolate cookie recipes for chocoholics here. I love trying new cookie recipes using chocolate!

Comments

  1. Hello!
    I have read your blog for years!!!!
    And have been blessed to use so many of your ideas with my children.
    So thank you for that.
    Today, I started a video on YouTube for my daughter to learn how to draw an Advent Wreath. And it was you! Lol!
    Please know you are appreciated!!!

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