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Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies

Each Christmas, I make about 600 cookies to share with family and friends. The holidays wouldn't be the same without several batches of these colorful goodies. —Sybil Brown, Highland, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 144 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • R L
    Dec 30, 2020

    Pretty but not much flavor....Didn't mind the cake-like texture since I was making a variety of cookies for Christmas.....Oddly enough I found this exact recipe included with the candied cherries for fruitcake but probably won't make again since I already have a fruitcake cookie recipe

  • Marta
    May 17, 2019

    I made these cookies today and, although they were tasty, I thought they had too much flour. I'll be going with 1 cup of flour next time. I loved the cherries and chocolate together in a cookie. This recipe is definitely worth tweaking to your own preference.

  • PageRD
    Dec 7, 2016

    The flavor of these is nice and my guests really enjoyed them. I didn't really care for the soft texture but otherwise they were good and easy to make.

  • Porth59idaho
    Jul 2, 2016

    Very tasty. They bake up nicely.

  • K_Kay
    Dec 15, 2015

    Just have to say that I am starting my Christmas baking today and this is the first batch I am doing. These cookies taste amazing and are super simple. They are always one of the first kinds of cookies to be gone!

  • Ssuuzz
    Mar 24, 2015

    These cookies are truly delicious. I will definitely be making them again.

  • davec24
    Jun 2, 2013

    very good cookie , everyone loved them

  • mpertler
    Jan 1, 2013

    After the first batch, I had to make three more! Excellent!

  • parksville
    Dec 22, 2012

    We found these cookies to be okay, but not great.

  • pamelah55
    Dec 19, 2012

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