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Classic Cherry Pie Cookies Recipe

Classic Cherry Pie Cookies Recipe

These cute cookies will be the hit of any cookie tray. The cocoa-based buttercream frosting is piped over the filling to mimic a lattice crust.—Lorri Reinhardt, Big Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hrs. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 to 10 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into two 6-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2. Unwrap and cut into 3/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve piping consistency. Tint frosting with cocoa and food coloring. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with frosting.
  • 4. Spread preserves over cookies to within 1/4 in. of edges. Pipe lines across the top of each cookie, forming a lattice. Pipe a fluted edge around the tops of cookies. Yield: 5 dozen.

Recipe Note

Blueberry Pie Cookies: Substitute blueberry jam for the cherry preserves.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 112 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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kballet User ID: 8255423 228401
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"I just made these with blueberry jam... amazing! I did't have to change the recipe at all except for no salt since my butter is salted. Also, I had a lot of leftover icing, so cut the recipe to 3-4 cups of powdered sugar. I will be making these again!"

sheilamear User ID: 368364 198696
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"" i have not made these yet but, they look good. I WILL MAKE THESE!!!""

Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 121937
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I made these quite some time ago and truly couldn't find a thing wrong with them. I didn't add any salt since I have to cut it out at our house but other than that the only thing I did NOT do was the lattice and that was only because I am lazy! I just put a dollop of white frosting in the center, about a nickel size. The "note" here is correct too. It was wonderful with blueberry preserves as a change."

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