Chocolate Cherry Cookies

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Rita1652

These are soft chewy,chocolate covered cherry cookies! Drizzled with white and semi sweet chocolate. Quick and easy to make and eat!

Top Review by jenne

I made 10 different kinds of cookies yesterday and these were by far the winner! Did not garnish them with chocolate. Also swapped out almond extract for the liqueur, but I think next time I will only use 1/2 tbsp. Also cut my cherries in half. UPDATE: I made these again today for a bake sale and I used amarena cherries in place of the dried. I prefer this recipe with the tart dried cherry to be honest. If you are using amarena cherries in this recipe, I recommend that you increase it to 3/4 cup from 1/2 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon almond liqueur (if using almond extract do use 1 teaspoon)
  • 12 cup plump dried cherries
  • Optional Garnish

  • melted white chocolate
  • melted semisweet chocolate


  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients together.
  2. Stir in dried cherries.
  3. Scoop a heaping spoonful onto cookies sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Drizzle chocolates over cookies if wanted.
  6. Cool and store in a air tight container if you don`t eat them all! ;).

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