Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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No one can resis the chewy texture of these fudgy cookies. I always double the recipe because they disappear quickly around our house. —Kim Williams, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Recommended: Top 10 Cherry Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 39 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 303 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p83

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PinkPrincess747 User ID: 6521355 238214
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"A great recipe! The only substitution I made was utilize the dried cherries i had on hand in place of the maraschino cherries listed and incorporated it into the batter. A definate keeper!"

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