Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies #SundaySupper

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies PinFor as long as I can remember, my mom has loved chocolate covered cherries.  Not just any chocolate covered cherries though.  The ones with the cream in them are no good.  She only likes the kind that has the plain syrup.  I used to go hunting for them every year, and finally gave up and started making my own.

Coincidentally, I never liked cherries at all until I started making my own chocolate covered cherries.  I could and would eat anything cherry flavored, but not the real thing.  Cherry Lifesavers?  Yep.  Cherry Blowpop?  Mmmhmm.  Cherry pie?  Gag.  I would even *gasp* scrape cherry topping off of a cheese cake before I’d dare take a bite.

I could eat my weight in my chocolate covered cherries.  That’s a bad thing.  Trust me.

When we decided to do a virtual cookie exchange for #SundaySupper, I knew I wanted something different.  Chocolate covered cherries were the first thing that came to mind, but how to make those into a cookie…

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies #SundaySupper
 
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Serves: 24 Cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1-1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Jar Maraschino Cherries
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugars until they are well mixed. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until they are well incorporated.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, a little at a time, and beat until everything is combined.
  4. Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Using a cookie dough scoop for uniformity, scoop out the dough and shape it into round balls. Place the dough balls on a lined baking sheet or stoneware pan, leaving about 2 inches between each dough ball.
  7. Bake the dough balls for 7-10 minutes (mine too exactly 8 minutes) or until the dough balls have cooked completely on the outside.
  8. Immediately smash a cherry into each of the dough balls. This will flatten the balls to make them cookie shaped.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan. They will harden as they set.
  10. Store in an air tight container.

I can not tell you how amazing these are.  And, yes.  I ate the whole thing…cherry included.  Several of them to be exact.  They are soft and almost fudgy, and perfectly embody the flavors of a chocolate covered cherry.  My kids absolutely loved them, and my mom has already made a request that these be served at Christmas.  I’m sad that we’ve almost destroyed what we have here.  Next time I will surely have to double the recipe!

Do you have a favorite cookie you like to share during the holidays?

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46 Responses to Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies #SundaySupper

  1. I bet you’d love cherry jolly ranchers!!! :-) These are definitely different and attractive!

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  3. Renee says:

    My dad loved chocolate covered cherries. My mom would give him a big box each year during the Christmas season. He would have loved these cookies.

    I have several cookies I like to share during the holiday season. My favorite is the decorated sugar cookies because they are so festive and fun.

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  13. I think cherries and chocolate are one of the best combinations. We have fresh cherries now so this recipe is perfect!

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  15. I’m making a non-chocolate version of this cookie today…you have me inspired!

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  17. Shannon says:

    I don’t like the cream chocolate covered cherries either! Those cookies are so pretty and I love the red for the Holidays. Yumm-O

  18. These would be perfect to make my dad for Christmas! We usually get him a box of chocolate covered cherries, but I think he might enjoy these more. Happy Holidays!

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  20. Patti says:

    Ohh I have to have to syrupy cherries every year too! Love this recipe!

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  27. Conni Smith says:

    Awww! What adorable treats!

  28. My mom LOVES chocolate covered cherries, I might have to make these for her!

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  30. Donna says:

    Aw, those are so cute – they look like crazy flowers! And they probably taste amazing, too.

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  32. Funny I am the opposite I love cherries but hate the artificial flavouring. These cookies sound wonderful.

  33. Sarah says:

    These definitely remind me of grandpa, he loved cherry blossom chocolates!

  34. Wow! Two great tastes that taste great together… Cherries and chocolate! A wonderful combination. Well done! Thanks for the delicious inspiration!

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  36. Chocolate and cherries are a great combo!

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  38. Santa used to put chocolate covered cherries in my stocking every year. Love them, but never even thought about making my own.

  39. Mmm…I love chocolate and cherry together! These look and sound fantastic!

  40. Katie says:

    Yummmm – these sound tasty! My husband would love this flavor combo for sure!

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  42. Those cookies are adorable! YUM!

  43. Tara says:

    Those are so cute, I love cherries at Christmas time!!!

  44. These are adorable! And my mom loves the syrupy kind too!

  45. I love chocolate covered cherries and I bet these cookies taste so good!

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