Chocolate Cherry Delight Cookies + $500 Giveaway

All of the things that you love about a chocolate covered cherry in a delicious cookie!  A chocolate cherry coconut cookie filled with vanilla frosting topped with a cherry and drizzled in chocolate! 


I love all of the fun baking that comes with the holidays.  Cookie exchanges are so fun!  I love having a good variety on the plate for my neighbors and I am always looking for fun new cookie ideas.

When I saw these cookies I knew that I had to make them.  They reminded me of my sister.  She loves those Big Cherry treats that you find at the gas station.  Every time we would pass the gas station she would have to buy one.  Have you heard of them?  I didn’t know that they existed until my sister introduced me to her obsession.  They are a big chocolate covered cherry dessert.  And they are chocolate covered cherry heaven.


These cookies are all of the things that you love about a chocolate covered cherry in a cute little cookie.  The chocolate cherry coconut cookie with vanilla frosting topped with a cherry.  Then, you drizzle them in some chocolate and they make one delicious cookie.

I had to sample one for myself before they went out the door to neighbors.  They were a fun new cookie with so many delicious flavors.  They are perfect to make this holiday season and I know that your family will love them too!


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Chocolate Cherry Delight Cookies
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All of the things that you love about a chocolate covered cherry in a delicious cookie! A chocolate cherry coconut cookie filled with vanilla frosting topped with a cherry and drizzled in chocolate!
Serves: 48
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • Topping:
  • ¾ cup vanilla frosting
  • 48 maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended. Gradually beat in cherry juice and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and cocoa. Slowly beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in coconut, cherries and chocolate chips.
  2. Shape the dough into 48 balls, about 1¼ inch. Place 2 inches apart and press a deep indentation with the end of a wooden handle. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set and the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  3. Fill each cookie with ¾ teaspoon vanilla frosting. Top with the cherries. To make the chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Melt 30 seconds at a time and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.
Recipe slightly adapted from Simple and Delicious Magazine

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. My favorite holiday treat is White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies.

  2. Peppermint bark!

  3. My fave holiday treat is cookies in general. I don’t really make them during the rest of the year. I’ve got a soft spot for oatmeal scotchies.

  4. Chocolate and cherry! It’s like 2 best things together! Yummy!

  5. Pumpkin pies…..

  6. Cut out sugar cookies are a must have for us and Santa on Christmas.

  7. Love pumpkin roll

  8. Love peanut butter balls!

  9. Gingerbread cookies!

  10. Bryn broussard says:

    Turtle fudge!

  11. Debbie Bray says:

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite

  12. Stacey Brown says:

    My favorite Holiday treat is homemade caramels made with Brown Sugar and Sweet and Condensed milk! Christmas would not be the same with out them!

  13. my favorite Christmas treat is rolled sugar cookies

  14. It has to be creamy fudge!

  15. rivky serwatien says:

    I don’t have one favourite, but I love anything that can be made with simple ingredients and can always use dairy free recipes.

  16. Cookies that someone else bakes!

  17. Janetta Dobler says:

    I am a foodie! I love all foods! I love to cook and bake! My favorite during the holidays is Sweet Potato Casserole! I love all the Italian cookies too, especially the little honey balls!!

  18. My favorite holiday treat is ”melomakarona”. Greek traditional cinnamon cookies drissled with honey and walnuts.

  19. One of my favorites is chocolate cherries, so I’m sure I will need to make these cookies!

  20. I love the crumb top apple pie I make for the holidays, with a homemade caramel sauce. Best part is the recipe makes 2 so you can leave 1 at home and take the other to the party!

  21. Sugar cookies!

  22. These are beautiful! Love the chocolate and cherry combo!

  23. My favorite holiday treats are Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, but there are so many yummy choices!

  24. Our favorite cookie is a Monster Chocolate Chip

  25. Jeff Emann says:

    Pumpkin and pecan pies gotta be my favourite. Oh and hot chocolate with marshmellows!

  26. Mmm, my favorite holiday treat is my mom’s Sour Cream Cookies 🙂 So soft and so delicious!!

  27. Thanks so much for joining me in this fun giveaway Alyssa! These cookies look incredible! One of my mom’s favorite Christmas treats is cherry cordials, so I know she would love these!

  28. homemade turtles candy

  29. Cindy Cooper says:

    Chocolate peppermint cheesecake mmmm

  30. I love spritz cookies!

  31. My favorite holiday treat is Peppermint Brownies!

  32. My favorite is sweet potato casserole.

  33. Chocolate Crinkles!!!!

  34. peppermint bark is my fave!

  35. I look forward to egg nog every year!

  36. Vicki Ferguson says:

    Walnut or Pecan Snowball Cookies (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies) – they are addicting, which is why I only make them once a year! 🙂

  37. Nikki garrett says:

    There are so many I love!I love pumpkin rolls,sugar cookies,almost anything with chocolate & cherries are an instant favorite for me.This looks like a delicious recipe that I have to try my hand at very very soon.Thank you

  38. Elaine DiSanto says:

    My favorite holiday treat is anything that contains chocolate and/or peppermint!!

  39. Autumn Guevara says:

    These look amazing my favorite holiday treat is cookies. I love cookies any kind.

  40. Can you use oil instead of shortening when melting the chocolate chip s for the drizzle

    • It probably would even be fine without the shortening. I just melt the chocolate chips and drizzle all of the time.:) l

  41. Cheryl Newton says:

    I wouldn’t say it ‘s my favorite, but this year, in honor of my mother, who died Christmas Day 2014, I’m making her gumdrop fruitcake. I even bought red and green gumdrops to make it extra-festive.

  42. Hot chocolate with churros!

  43. Like gingerbread cookies too!

  44. Have my eyes failed me? I see no egg or leavening agent. My dough seems really dry with just adding flour. Adding coconut and other ing will only make it more dry. I’m sure I won’t get a quick response although I need one but a response would be great. Thanks

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