Dipped Cherry Cookies Recipe
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Dipped Cherry Cookies Recipe

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Our seven children and four grandkids voted this festive, flavorful cookie a “keeper.” We gave a batch to our mail carrier, in thanks for trudging through so much snow, and she asked for the recipe. —Ruth Anne Dale, Titusville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES:51 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES: 51 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Coarse sugar and red edible glitter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 108 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Knead in the cherries, 2/3 cup white chocolate and extract until dough forms a ball.
  2. Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in remaining sugar. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining white chocolate; stir until smooth.
  4. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with coarse sugar and edible glitter. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit
Originally published as Dipped Cherry Cookies in Country Woman December/January 2008, p27

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Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 219497
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Nice, subtle cherry flavor. Tried dipped in white chocolate & dark chocolate, not sure which we liked better, but the white ones were prettier. Mixed everything in the food processor. Super easy, but my cookies were a uniform pink color. Might try them again with a glaze or icing instead."

happycat20 User ID: 4502473 140065
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"question making for a wedding can these cookies be frozen."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 170949
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"These are really good & look so pretty on a cookie tray! I made them for Christmas & then again for Valentine's day!"

Shaysh User ID: 7493863 170311
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"I made these with Brown Rice Flour (gluten free). Needed to add 1/2 Cup more flour. Turned out delicious!! I'll make them again!!"

allykat84 User ID: 7380841 111005
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"These came out great! I made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them! They were a little time consuming but not overly so. I liked the limited ingredients. I will attempt these as glutton-free and post my results."

bpavlock User ID: 4604730 84467
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"Just made these, they are excellent couldn't keep everyone from eating them lol"

msearls04 User ID: 3659386 140064
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"LOVE it! It's a must have for Christmas baking list. I also like to make it for Valentines day as well.

I use a food processor for the white chocolate and cherries to help the flavor mix throughout the dough a little better and I keep a little of the marachino liquid and add it in for a little more coloring and cherry flavor."

jfernandez0013 User ID: 2899698 111000
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"My family makes this every year for Christmas. We get a lot of requests for this cookie."

Cindy Lee G User ID: 485365 81612
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I've been making this recipe at Christmas for years, its super delicious and beautiful on the cookie platter! The flavors of white chocolate and cherry are a great combo"

brighton1224 User ID: 5529362 84466
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"It's a little bit of an assembly with the chopping and dipping, etc. but worth the effort."

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