Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Cherie Szilvagyi


So many good recipes handed down through the generations. Grandma Lawrence used to make this one each Christmas. Part of her cookie tray platter and a well loved favorite.

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So yummy....with all that beloved flavor of a chocolate covered cherry! Even better, these cookies are easier to prepare than the candies.  The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 6 votes

20 to 25
25 Min
15 Min


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1/2 c
plus 1 tablespoon softened butter
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
1 pinch
1 Tbsp
milk or what is needed to make the dough dry but stick together.
1 1/2 c
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries without the stems


1 can(s)
chocolate frosting, warmed

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies


  • 1Dry maraschino cherries in a towel and let set out a while to dry well.
  • 2Combine all other ingredients and mix well in mixer. (Add just enough milk to make the dough very dry but still stick together.)
  • 3Pinch off a teaspoon of the cookie dough and roll into a ball and then flatten in your hands. Put a cherry in the middle of the cookie dough disk and close the dough around the cherry and form into a ball...sealing cherry inside completely. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • 4Dip baked cookies in warm chocolate frosting and top with chopped nuts, colorful sprinkles or decorate with corresponding frosting swirls.

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About Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cherry, #covered

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