Cheery Cherry Cookies Recipe
Cheery Cherry Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cheery Cherry Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 15 19
Publisher Photo
With a tall glass of ice-cold milk, a couple of cherry cookies really hit the spot for dessert or as a snack. The coconut and bits of cherries provide a fun look and texture. -Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 81 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in the cherries, coconut and pecans.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cheery Cherry Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p35

Reviews for Cheery Cherry Cookies

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"These are amazingly delicious! FYI - If you're a maraschino hater, they do sell dye free, artificial flavor free, high fructose corn syrup free maraschino cherries. Tillen Farms Northwest Fresh is the brand I buy and you will NEVER go back to anything else. Great recipe "as is" - perfect!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015


Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"These are amazing. I have had my favorite Christmas cookies for 50 years with little variation but these are now a "keeper". Moist, soft, with just the right amount of cherries. I made the initial batch but then made again to have more. Thanks Judy!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"I made these cookies as one of my Christmas cookies the family loved them. They stayed so nice and soft not a crumbly cookie. We loved the cherry taste I added more cherries than the recipe called for since cherries are a favorite of all the family members. We will continue to use it as a favorite Christmas cookie. You can also add green cherries for the Christmas season........"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"This is my favorite cookie from Taste of Home as well as my sister's! Every time I make it for any occasion I am asked to make it again. (Especially my sister and mother!)"

Loading Image