Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Place these cookies in candy cups, and give them in a gift box.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
Recipe from Oxmoor House

More From Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Cook Time:
Prep Time:


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (17.5-ounce) package chocolate chip cookie mix (we tested with Betty Crocker)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 42 assorted chocolate-covered cherries (we tested with Russell Stover hand-dipped Cherry Cordials)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons cherry liqueur or maraschino cherry juice


  1. Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; add egg, beating until blended.
  2. Combine cookie mix and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place balls 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes. Gently press 1 cherry candy in center of each cookie. Cool completely on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks.
  4. Combine powdered sugar and liqueur in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. (Glaze should be thick, yet easy to drizzle.) Place glaze in a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Let stand until set.
  5. Note: Depending on the size candy box you buy, you may need two boxes for these cookies.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies Recipe at a Glance

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Indulge your cravings!

Daily Indulgence
Free Daily Indulgence Newsletter: You'll get our most indulgent sweets and savory treats.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy