Cherry Chocolate-Covered Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Surprise Cookies

Chocolate cherry cookies hide a cherry underneath chocolate frosting!

60 min. prep time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
353 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, reserve juice, halved


1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients except cherries. Reduce speed to low; beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press cherry half into center of each cookie. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted and frosting is smooth (4 to 5 minutes). Frost each cooled cookie with 1/2 teaspoon frosting.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #4285b©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

If you love chocoalate covered cherries, you will love these. They are impressive and a new exciting delicious holiday treat.
This is a fabulous recipe if you love cherries and chocolate together. For best results "season" cookies in covered air tight container for 2-3 days prior to serving-cookies take on more of the cherry flavor by doing this and are more moist.
These have become a favorite in our home.

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