Cheery Cherry Cookies Recipe

Cheery Cherry Cookies Recipe

Cheer up the mood at the dining table with these cheery cherry cookies. These crisp golden brown cherry cookies are filled with real maraschino cherries and chocolate chips in a packaged sugar cookie dough. Dip it in milk or sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream in between two cookies for an ice cream sandwich treat that you and your guests will enjoy. Try this easy chocolate cherry cookies recipe today!

Tips on Making Cherry Cookies

What’s great about making your own cookies is that you can keep a stack of dough balls in the freezer and take a couple when you want to eat some. Voila, that’s freshly baked cherry chocolate chip cookies every time. Now here are some more helpful tips when making this recipe at home:

  • While we used maraschino cherries, you can use dried or fresh cherries. Use fresh cherries that are plump and not too tender.
  • Be sure to pat the cherries dry after pitting and dicing and before adding to the cookie dough. Otherwise, the cookies may turn out with pink spots!
  • Mix in other ingredients to this recipe like white chocolate chips and slivered almonds. Also, add a few drops of almond extract and it’ll be a delicious batch of cherry almond cookies. You can also incorporate pecans, steel-cut oats, and caramel chips.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to portion the cookie dough. This way, they will all cook evenly and look presentable when served.
  • To store extra dough balls, lay them down first on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze them for at least 30 minutes. Once they’re firm, you can now transfer them in a large plastic container or zip lock bag.

How To Make Cheery Cherry Cookies

We’re making it extra sweet by adding maraschino cherries to your usual chocolate chip cookies. Make a batch of soft and chunky cherry cookies and dazzle them up with nuts and white chocolate chips if you prefer.

Prep: 15 mins
Freeze: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • 16 oz *sugar cookie dough, refrigerated (1 pack)
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, well-drained on paper towels, chopped
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, break the sugar cookie dough apart.
  3. Add the cherries and chocolate chips. Knead briefly.
  4. Cover the bowl using plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes for easier handling.
  5. Shape the dough into balls using a medium 1.25-ounce cookie scoop. Lay them in a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown.
  7. Allow them to cool in the baking pan for about 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Check out this sugar cookies recipe for a dough that you can easily make and store at home.


  • Sugar: 13g
  • :
  • Calcium: 7mg
  • Calories: 123kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 50mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 56mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 11IU
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredient makes cookies chewy?

Having the right amount of sugar and fat from the butter or oil and eggs makes cookies chewy. Underbaking the cookies also helps avoid making them dry.

What do you serve with cherry cookies?

Serve your maraschino cookies with hot drinks like mint tea or Mexican hot chocolate. It’s also a great snack dessert to go with a freshly toasted roast beef sandwich.

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These rustic-looking cherry cookies will fill your kitchen with a warm appetizing aroma and your appetite with delight. The best thing is you can store the extra dough balls for later. Be sure to give this a spot on your baked desserts menu!
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