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Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:48 servings


  • 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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional 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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PageRD User ID: 5881442 257811
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8382576 250013
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2016

"Very tasty. They bake up nicely."

K_Kay User ID: 6615679 239458
Reviewed 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 User ID: 302164 223487
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

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

davec24 User ID: 4317216 88805
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"very good cookie , everyone loved them"

mpertler User ID: 6313046 21600
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

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

parksville User ID: 1598935 72440
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

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

dkmiller User ID: 2621623 88775
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"just made & took the 1st batch out of the oven. i had to try one right away & was not disappointed. these are very good, soft, flavorful cookies and will make a nice addition to the other cookes i am making for Christmas. i used mini choc chips instead of the regular sized ones & they are just the right amount of chocolate. will definitely keep this recipe."

mabs68 User ID: 6116001 28235
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"made these cookies this weekend. tasted great. made about 4 dozen."

jsslifer User ID: 1338401 203338
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"I made these cookies a couple of days ago and they are delicious. They will definitely be a new favorite. The recipe states it makes 5 dozen. However, they would have to be tiny to make that many. I made what I call normal size and it made 2 dozen. Also, make sure the maraschino cherries are well drained."

DelisaK User ID: 5330919 50604
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Very good, soft cookie. Does not make 5 dozen, more like 3."

DelisaK User ID: 5330919 36500
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Very good, soft cookie."

pdicillo User ID: 6570632 30594
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"This is the same recipe used by my mother back in the 50's. She entered it in a bak-off contest for the PTA and won a blue ribbon. I now make them every Christmas in her honor. They are always a big hit. I use candied cherries whch give the cookie a nice chewy effect. Peggy from Norridge,IL"

deb55kay User ID: 4405705 28233
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Very good, easy to make and pretty on the plate!"

deb55kay User ID: 4405705 26874
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Excellent flavor, easy to make and very pretty on the plate!"

lislekay User ID: 2033194 72439
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I made these for our holiday church bazaar, as I wanted something pretty and different. I used walnuts since I was out of pecans, and baked them at 350deg. Also I wanted a larger cookie, so I only got 39, not 5 doz. I was very pleased and will make this yummy cookie again, using pecans. I also think you could use whatever one liked for the cherries, chips and pecans. I may experiment as this recipe is nice and basic. And they look like the picture!"

jsprinkle User ID: 1418101 73091
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Great cookies! I will definitely make them again."

Curlysmurf81 User ID: 3786422 26873
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I greased the pan, and now I have FLAT cookies, I'll try not greasing it next time."

Phyllis Beverly User ID: 2655031 82130
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"I forgot the chocolate chips in the first batch I baked. We thought they were very good without the chips. We put the chips in the next batch and they were good. We have decided we like the ones without best and will make these more often. They have become one of the favorites for each year."

opiria User ID: 4690276 21599
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"we liked them because we like cherries. otherwise they were pretty much like any other cookie (although all cookies are good cookies...)"

Phyllis Beverly User ID: 2655031 35978
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I tried these with and without the chocolate chips, both ways are wonderful. Will make these again and again. They were very quick to mix up plus my crew loved them."

jblanchard User ID: 3927005 30593
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"The cookies tasted great, but I had a problem with them spreading way too much. I know I didn't overdo the butter, so I'll have to try it again to see if I can keep them from spreading."

golliwog User ID: 1278273 72438
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This is a keeper! I will definatly add this to my list of baking that l do to give to the people in my life that make me happy and to a few that don't but l love them anyway."

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