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Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Add some natural coloring to chocolate cookies for a sweet treat. These cherry chocolate cookies are perfect for the holidays or just because.

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Adding some cherry flavor to chocolate cookies is a perfect way to turn them into a Valentine’s Day treat. The cherry juice gives them a pink color and the cherries are a great springtime taste.

A lot of recipes like this will include red or pink food coloring. But I wanted to keep them more natural. I don’t like adding dyes when they aren’t necessary. Adding extra cherry juice will tint the cookies enough without it.

Cherry Chocolate Cookies Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp juice from the cherry jar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained (juice reserved) and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 maraschino cherries
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Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

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Add the egg, extracts, and cherry juice and mix to combine.

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Gradually add the flour, baking soda, and salt.

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Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips.

Cherries and chocolate chips added to cookie dough in a stainless steel bowl on a white surface

Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto a baking sheet.

Gently press a full cherry into the center of the cookie dough.

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Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until just set and before turning brown.

Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

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Cherry Chocolate Cookies Leftovers

Any leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Ours lasted for about 5 days, but this will depend on the humidity in your home.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 7, 2022

Cherry chocolate cookies on a piece of parchment paper with plates and a glass of milk behind all on a white surface

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Add some natural coloring to chocolate cookies for a sweet treat. These cherry chocolate cookies are perfect for the holidays or just because.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
cherries
|
chocolate
|
cookies
|
dessert
|
valentine’s day
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Servings: 24 cookies
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp juice from the cherry jar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries (drained (juice reserved) and finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 maraschino cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the egg, extracts, and cherry juice and mix to combine
  • Gradually add the flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto a baking sheet
  • Gently press a full cherry into the center of the cookie dough
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until just set and before turning brown
  • Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack
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Nutrition Facts
Cherry Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 83mg3%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

8 thoughts on “Cherry Chocolate Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    I love cookies and my daughter loves to bake. And your recipe will be perfect match for both of us. It looks so tempting. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing!!

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