Cherry Cordial Cookies

Noelle Myers


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.

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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


★★★★★ 2 votes

2-3 doz
25 Min
15 Min


  • 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.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Blend in egg and vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add to butter mixture along with dried cherries, just until blended.
  6. Scoop rounded teaspoonsful of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° F. for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. While cookies are baking, melt cherry preserves. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat cherry preserves on high for one minute in the microwave.
  9. Using an immersion blender blend the preserves to break up the cherries. Or use a small chopper or fork to mash them.
  10. Stir semi-sweet chocolate chips into the hot cherry preserves. Continue to stir until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  11. 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.
  12. Spoon chocolate cherry mixture into the wells on top of each cookie.
  13. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a stainless steel bowl set over boiling water.
  14. Drizzle white chocolate over filled cookies. Allow to cool completely.

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About Cherry Cordial Cookies

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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