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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!

chocolate cherry cream delights on a cooling rack.

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.

chocolate cherry cookies on a cooling rack.

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!

chocolate cherry delights close up areal view on a cooling rack.

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Chocolate Cherry Delight Cookies

By: Alyssa Rivers
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!
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 48 Cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  • 3/4 cup vanilla frosting
  • 48 maraschino cherries with stems drained and patted dry
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening


  • 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.
  • Shape the dough into 48 balls, about 1 1/4 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.
  • Fill each cookie with 3/4 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.


Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. These pictures are gorgeous! Put these cookies in a box with a pretty red ribbon on it and they’re the perfect Christmas gift!

  2. 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

  3. 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.