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Cherry Surprise Cookies

I tuck a rich chocolate surprise into each of these cute bites. Candied cherries add a colorful finishing touch.
—Gloria McBride, Payson, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen



  • Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate star and wrap dough around it. Top each with a candied cherry half. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 96 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • key-ko
    Dec 10, 2019

    Dough recipe is simple but good! I never thought cherry is good with cookies! Perfect for Christmas, I love it.

  • gwashington1961
    Aug 4, 2012

    This one of several recipes relying upon 'Basic Cookie Dough Base'. #1) Cherry Surprise Cookies; #2) Chocolate Mallow Cookies; #3) Jelly Sandwich Cookies; #4) Sugar Cookies; #5) Crumb-Topped Date Bars; #6) Basic Cookie Dough; #7) Raisin Filling. A plate with most of these cookies is at the bottom of the Cookie Dough Recipe!

  • MrsKase
    Dec 10, 2011

    I used Hershey's Kisses and half the basic cookie dough and still tgis yielded only 28 cookies. They are very good though so I will be making more next week for the family.

  • grandmother 6
    Apr 12, 2011


  • nadinas
    Jan 11, 2011

    Link to the original dough used for this.

  • nadinas
    Jan 11, 2011

    The dough doesn't like to stick to the chocolates, so you have to work it around them, but they are good! I used the Hershey's meltaways and right out of the oven, they were really gooey!

  • tntreats
    Sep 19, 2009

    That's strange because I typed "Basic Cookie Dough" into the search bar and it was the first recipe to come up.

  • glb006
    Dec 6, 2008

    Altho I haven't tried the cookies, I wanted too- but could't find the basic recipe. I extremely dislike it when you have to search somewhere else to find the rest of the recipe.