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Chocolate-Cherry Cookies 

I usually make these cookies around the holidays, but as the years go on I’m learning that they’re actually a terrific year-round chocolate cookie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 jar of Luxardo maraschino cherries undrained

Chocolate Coating

  • 1/2 cup sweetened-condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 4 tablespoons of the reserved cherry juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and set aside. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar and baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat in egg and vanilla and gradually add in the flour.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart. Press down in the center of each ball with your thumb and add a cherry in the middle.
  • For the frosting, add the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips into a saucepan. When the chocolate is melted, add the cherry juice. Stir constantly so the milk and chocolate won't burn.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the chocolate sauce on top of the cherry and spread to cover the cherry only. Bake for 7-9 minutes.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg