Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! A match made in heaven!

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! A match made in heaven! |

When I think of Valentine’s Day I gravitate towards two things – red velvet and cherries. Especially this year. Maraschino cherries are pretty much my most favorite thing EVER. I keep my pantry stocked with at least three jars at all times cause I just never know when I’m going to need them.

I’ve had crazy dreams where our cherry tree was growing maraschino cherries…can you imagine?  I would have permanent red stains on my chin and fingers…

(If you want to take your next ice cream sundae over the top, instead of topping your sundae with just a cherry, pour on some of the maraschino cherry juice from the jar.  It’s INSANELY good!)

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! A match made in heaven! |

So, yeah, I basically look for any excuse to eat maraschino cherries and that’s one of the many reasons I’m excited about Valentine’s Day this year – cause I get to break out the maraschino cherries!!

I used my favorite chocolate cookie base and studded these cookies with a full jar of maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips.  It is pure bliss when you bite into this rich, chocolate cookies and get that burst of sweet cherry flavor…


Make Valentine’s Day special for your loved ones and make a batch of these delicious chewy chocolate cherry cookies! Oh, heck! Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day – make them now!

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! A match made in heaven! |

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbls water
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained, patted dry, chopped, patted dry again
  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream sugars and butter together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in egg, vanilla and water and beat until well blended.
  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients.
  5. Fold in mini chocolate chips and chopped cherries.
  6. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  9. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Dough is very thick.
  10. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until they are set. Do not over bake.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

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Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars


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  1. Trish these look so good! I made some choc/cherry cookies about 2-3 yrs ago but yours just look so soft, moist & delish! pinned

  2. The beautiful red color of the cherries just POP against those yummy chocolate cookies! They look delicious. Pinned. :)
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  3. My youngest son would go crazy over these — he’s a maraschino cherry fanatic! Your cookies look so thick and chewy, just the way I like them, too. Have a great weekend, Trish! :)
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  4. I also love the Chocolate and Cherry combo! YUM! And if you had a tree like that I’d be moving in with you!
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  5. This totally looks like the ultimate Valentines Day treat, the red popping out to say hello. YUM! I just used mini chocolate chips the other day to make cookies for my little man and wow those things take over the batter, so much more fun than the plain old regular chocolate chips!

    Another great recipe Trish, pinned it!

    P.S…. it would totally be crazy to have a maraschino cherry tree!

  6. My four year old daughter saw these last night when I was surfing pinterest with her in my lap. She pinned the recipe herself and can’t wait for us to try these!
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  7. Those look awesome! Feel free to stop by my link party, Om Nom Nom Friday, and share your delicious creation :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  8. These sound s delicious! Love the color the cherries add as well
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  9. These look amazing! I’ll be giving them a try. My dad loves chocolate and cherries together.
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  10. These look great! How many cookies will a batch make?

  11. Beautiful pictures… Thank you… and recipes with ingredients I have on hand most of the time… You are making it easy for old and young folks to make others happy with these things made for sharing with others as gifts or just because!!! Thanks so much as I know I will enjoy Your site and enjoy giving to others!!!

  12. So the my first attempt at these were a miss but I could taste the potential. I did drain the cherries but the moisture from the cherries still made the cookies almost soggy. My 2nd attempt I used a bundle of paper towels to squeeze the cherries really dry and yumm. Thanks for sharing!

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