Chocolate covered cherry blossom cookies are built on soft fudgy chocolate cookies topped with gooey candied cherries. These homemade cookies are a great dessert for the holidays or any day.
These yummy cookies are topped with a cordial cherry. They take the favorite fruit filled candy and turn it into an extra special treat.
My dad has always loved chocolate covered cherries. We always pick up a box or two at Christmastime so he can enjoy them.
We have made several recipes inspired by the candy over the years. Chocolate covered cherry cookies feature white chips and bits of cherry in a chewy chocolate cookie.
Chocolate covered cherry snowball cookies feature a maraschino cherry in the center of a melt in your mouth cookie. Chocolate cherry fudge Bundt cake is super moist cakey way to get your chocolate and cherry fix.
But this cookie recipe is the first one that actually features the creamy centered candies. There is no ambiguity about the flavor you are going for here.
Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Make sure to put the cherry candies in the freezer for at least an hour before you start the cookie dough. You don’t want the heat of the cookie to melt the bottom of the chocolate and allow the filling to leak out.
Use butter, not margarine. Margarine melts more quickly and will make your cookies spread more.
For perfectly smooth cookies, chill the scoops of dough for a half hour. Once the dough is relatively firm, roll each scoop between the palms of your hand to smooth out any rough edges.
Press a frozen chocolate covered cordial cherry into each cookie as soon as they come out of the oven. You want the chocolate to melt enough to adhere.
Allow the cookies to cool completely and the chocolate to set before moving the cookies. It may take an hour or so before they are ready to stack.
Why You Will Like This Recipe
The from scratch cookie dough is easy to make with simple ingredients. If you have a stand mixer, it will be ready to scoop and bake in just a few minutes.
They will wow your friends and family. They are also an impressive contribution to a cookie exchange or as a part of a Christmas cookie tray.
These cookies would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day. The rich chocolate and cherry center are a great way to show your love.
I used both milk and dark chocolate covered cherries on these cookies. That way everyone could choose their preference.
More Fun Blossom Inspired Cookie Recipes
Bear paw peanut butter blossoms take the classic cookie to a new level of cute. They are built on a chewy peanut butter cookie with fun a chocolate paw design on top.
A chewier version of the classic blossom cookie. A soft peanut butter cookie hugs a chocolate Kiss for a piece of cookie heaven.
Peanut butter cup cookies are baked in a mini muffin tin and stuffed with a mini peanut butter cup. They are right at home for any occasion from an after school snack to a Christmas cookie tray.
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Blossom Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 30 chocolate covered cherries frozen
- Freeze chocolate covered cherries for at least an hour before starting.30 chocolate covered cherries
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.¾ cup butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup light brown sugar
- Add egg and vanilla, stirring to combine.1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. The dough will be a little bit soft.1½ cups all purpose flour, ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Use a small cookie scoop to portion out about 1 Tablespoon of dough onto the sheet pan. Leave 2 inches between cookies.
- Bake 7-9 minutes or until the tops look set.
- Push a frozen cordial cherry into each cookie while they are still hot.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the pan.