Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Easy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft, rich, cake-like chocolate cookies, with sweet maraschino cherries and chocolate on top.


- chocolate chips  - shortening - brown sugar - sugar - eggs - baking soda - vanilla - butter - maraschino cherries - flour

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line three baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder until evenly mixed.

In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, maraschino cherry liquid, and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until fully incorporated.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 2-3 separate additions, mixing well after each.

Divide the dough into 25 golf ball sized dough balls, then place on the prepared baking sheets 3 inches apart. Gently press a cherry into the center of each cookie

Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until they are spread and puffed up.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and the shortening in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals in the microwave until fully melted and smooth, mixing well after each microwave.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before drizzling with the melted chocolate.

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