Frosted Cherry Chip Cookies Recipe

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Frosted Cherry Chip Cookies Recipe

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Our family makes these sweets every year for Christmas. The cake-like cookies have bits of maraschino cherries in every bite.
MAKES:
42 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
42 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Red colored sugar, optional

Directions

Drain cherries, reserving 1 tablespoon juice for frosting. Chop cherries and pat dry; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in cherries.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, sour cream and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Spread over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Chip Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p76

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 115 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Red colored sugar, optional
  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1 tablespoon juice for frosting. Chop cherries and pat dry; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in cherries.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, sour cream and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Spread over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Chip Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p76

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