Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

These chocolate cherry cookies are a bit like biting into a chocolate covered cherry! Give these easy cookies a try for your next holiday or Christmas cookie exchange.

I am always looking for great cookie recipes to try for Christmas cookie exchanges and to give away to family and friends during the holiday season. I love to pick cookies of different shapes and colors and flavors to create a variety to choose from. These chocolate covered cherry cookies are very colorful and will be a big hit with people who like chocolate covered cherries. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. cherry juice (from jar of cherries)
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2/3 c. baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 30 maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp. cherry juice (from cherry jar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time.

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These chocolate cherry cookies are a bit like biting into a chocolate covered cherry! Give this easy cookie recipe a try for your next holiday or Christmas cookie exchange.

Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to the butter mixture. Add vanilla and 2 tsp. cherry juice from jar of maraschino cherries.

Refrigerate dough for about 15 minutes. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.

Use your thumb to make a small indentation in the center of each cookie. Place a maraschino cherry in each hole.

Bake cookies for 10 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in the microwave. Add 1 tsp. cherry juice. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

After the cookies are completely cooled and the chocolate on top has dried completely, these cookies can be frozen for a month or two.

Like this recipe? Try my recipe for Andes Mint Cookies.

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Easy recipe for chocolate covered cherry cookies. One of my favorite cookie recipes for Christmas cookie exchanges!

 

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