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cherry cordial cookies

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Noelle Myers
Grand Forks, ND

My dad is a huge cookie fan and he wanted me to create a cookie that was reminiscent of one of his favorite holiday treats - Cherry Cordials. This is what I came up with. It has turned out to be a VERY popular cookie with family and friends.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

You need these soft sugar cookies on your holiday cookie tray. They have little bits of dried cherries, are topped with a dollop of chocolaty cherry preserves and drizzled with white chocolate. Oh my... they're good. Chewy, chocolaty, sweet, and fantastic.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 2-3 doz
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry cordial cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    chopped dried cherries
  • 1 c
    cherry preserves
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla or white chocolate chips

How To Make cherry cordial cookies

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  • Creaming butter and sugar in a bowl.
    Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Blending eggs and vanilla into butter/sugar.
    Blend in egg and vanilla.
  • Flour and dry ingredients mixed together.
    Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Dry ingredients and cherries added to butter.
    Add to butter mixture along with dried cherries, just until blended.
  • Dough spooned onto a baking sheet.
    Scoop rounded teaspoonsful of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Cookies baked until light golden brown.
    Bake at 350° F. for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Cherry preserves heated in a clear bowl.
    While cookies are baking, melt cherry preserves. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat cherry preserves on high for one minute in the microwave.
  • Breaking up the cherries in the preserves.
    Using an immersion blender blend the preserves to break up the cherries. Or use a small chopper or fork to mash them.
  • Stirring chocolate chips into preserves.
    Stir semi-sweet chocolate chips into the hot cherry preserves. Continue to stir until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Creating an indentation in the cookie.
    Remove cookies from the oven. Using the back of a spoon, immediately form a shallow well on the top of each cookie. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
  • Spooning chocolate cherry preserves onto cookie.
    Spoon chocolate cherry mixture into the wells on top of each cookie.
  • Melting white chocolate chips in a double boiler.
    Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a stainless steel bowl set over boiling water.
  • Drizzling white chocolate over cookies.
    Drizzle white chocolate over filled cookies. Allow to cool completely.