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Friday, December 11, 2015

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies


   I just love Christmas cookies!  I love making them and I love meeting them.  There are certain cookies we have to have every year.  Of course you need sugar cookies.  Then there are the fudge dipped crescents.  We have to have the chocolate dipped Ritz crackers and peanut butter, chocolate covered pretzels and buckeyes just to name a few.  We only make most of them at this time of the year, so it is something to look forward to.

    As much as I love the traditional cookies, I also love to try new things.  When I saw this recipe for White Chocolate Maraschino Cookies at Tabler Party of Two, I was inspired.  Pops love chocolate covered cherries, so I couldn't wait to put my spin on it and make it a chocolate covered cherry cookie.  Matt ate half the batch himself and some went on cookie trays, so Pops only endedup getting a few.  Poor Pops!  I'll just have to make more!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 T milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved or rough chopped
2 cup white chocolate chips

Fudge frosting:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 T butter
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

  1. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
  6. Place mounded tablespoon sized balls of dough on parchment lined baking sheets and place in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  8. Take cookie sheets from the freezer and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the centers are set.
  9. Cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet then remove to a wire rack.
  10. For the fudge, melt chocolate chips, butter and milk in a double boiler.  Whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. 
  11. Spread over cookies and let sit out until the fudge is set.  Then you can stack them and store in an airtight container. 
Check out my Pinterest board for more great cookie ideas!


  1. I love chocolate covered cherries and cookies. This was a very creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! Once I had the idea I couldn't get it out of my mind!

  2. Thank you for sharing, my husband is going to love this recipe!

    And thank you for linking up to the Holidays Celebration Link Party!

    1. I hope he does love them! Mine ate a bunch of them, which is really strange for him. My poor dad who inspired them only got 3! Thanks for hosting.

  3. These cookies sound so good Carlee!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  4. I love chocolate covered cherries and these cookies look so yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Over the Moon Link Party.

    1. I hope you give them and try and love them! Thanks for hosting, Sandy!

  5. What a neat sounding recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thank you, it was fun to see it come to life after imagining it!

  6. I love cherry anything! and combine it with chocolate, mmm! Thanks for joining us on the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again in two weeks (on Dec 29th).

    1. Me too! Thanks for hosting, have a merry Christmas!

  7. I love cherries and chocolate together. I'm supposed to be baking cookies right now but, of course I'm on the iternet! Thanks for joining us at #SaucySautrdays, Carlee!

    1. Me too! This weekend and last weekend have been so busy baking that I feel behind on Monday because I haven't been online as much as normal! Then I feel bad because it takes me all week to catch up on by bloglovin' feed! Thanks for hosting!