Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by hungrykitten

There are other cherry chocolate cookies on here but this one is a little different. I got this recipe from a community cookbook in the 1980s. I don't really like maraschino cherries so I either put a pecan or walnut half on top or I just frost them as is. 2/3 cup butter is 10 and 2/3 tablespoons.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made this up for some neighbor children yesterday & almost forgot to review it! I pretty much followed the ingredients & recipe EXCEPT that for half the cookies I used maraschino cherry halves, while on the others I used smaller, whole cherries! No difference in taste, of course, but I enjoyed the 'bump' the whole cherry made! Closer to Samhain/Halloween I might even make these up with a white chocolate frosting, then pipe a dark chocolate on that to make the outline of an eye! Anyway, these are nice tasting cookies (I managed a handful for myself) & the kids devoured them right off! [Tagged, made & reviewed just for the halibut!]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, 3/4 cup sugar, egg, and vanilla in bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add mixture of flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Press cherry half into center of each cookie.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until almost set.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water in saucepan.
  10. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  11. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.
  12. Stir until chocolate melts.
  13. Frost tops of cookies, leaving cherries unfrosted.

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