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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Bite into chocolate covered cherry cookies and find a cherry surprise inside. Simple from-scratch chocolate cookies with a dollop of melted chocolate on top.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 48 maraschino cherries blotted dry

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice


  • In a stand mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Shape the dough into 48 balls, about 1 in. round. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  • Use your thumb or finger to make a well in the the center of each dough ball. Place one cherry on each cookie in the imprint that you made. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips in the sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Add the cherry juice and stir until it is smooth. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, spoon a teaspoon of chocolate over the cherry on each cookie, covering the cherry completely.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely and the chocolate to set before storing them in an airtight container.



Calories: 89kcal