Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Chocolate Maraschino Cherry #cookies #holidaybaking

It's been awhile, since I've posted a recipe. I love holiday baking. I made a ton of cookies before I went on Jury Duty. They are in tins, that are tucked away in the deep freezer. Ready for my work, Travis' work, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am giving a tin of them, for my White Elephant gift at work.

I love cherries, and knew I wanted to incorporate some in with cookies! 

These cookies are very easy to make. No rolling dough, no cutting cookies out, and no decorating needed. They are pretty as is! 


1 cup softened butter    
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour  
2 to 3 tablespoons Maraschino Cherry juice
1/2 cup Maraschino Cherries chopped

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.  
3. In a mixing bowl add the ingredients in the order listed.
4. Roll into 1" balls, or use a cookie scoop.
5. Bake for 15 minutes. 
6. Let cool for 5 minutes.  

I flattened mine with a meat tenderizer. I sprayed it with a flour spray first, so it wouldn't stick.

Then the boys begged for them. I let them each have a cookie as a taste test. After that they went in the deep freezer. The next day I found out Mica had his own little stash of them right by his bedside. Nope! Ha! In his defense he is growing like a weed!

Are you a fan of Maraschino Cherries?


Theresa Mahoney said...

These cookies look amazing! I didn't look up any new cookie recipes to bake this year, other than the bars I did for Golden Blossom Honey. It was a really rough year for me, and while things are definitely better, I'm just exhausted from it all. Maybe I'll do some Valentine's baking to make up for it.

An Apel a Day said...

@Theresa you have another kiddo in your care. She came into your house at a critical age...tween/teens are hard! That's a lot.

Liz Mays said...

I love how colorful they are. I'm not really a maraschino cherry fan but as an ingredient, I think I'd like them.

mail4rosey said...

It really is a delicious looking and sounding recipe. I didn't bake this year. Too busy.


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