Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 36
  • Total Time: 51 minutes
  • Yield: 1 hour 1x


I used to go to a bakery that made dark chocolate cherry bread. I remember the first time I took a loaf of this home for my son’s. My youngest son loved it. When warmed, the chocolate was melty, and the deep tart cherries had a nice chew and taste. I recently asked him if he wanted chocolate cherry bread, or chocolate cherry cookies. He voted cookies. These little gems were born! These cookies pack a deep chocolate flavor with a hint of tart cherries. The bright pink drizzle of cherry icing keeps them moist, and chewy!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cherry Glaze

  • ½ cup tart cherry juice (Trader Joes has a great one we use! This can also be found in organic juice section at grocery)
  • 2 cups powder sugar, more or less for the consistency you want


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in middle position
  • Measure all dry ingredients into a bowl
  • Using a whisk, blend them, sit aside
  • Blend softened butter and sugar in mixer till fluffy
  • Add in eggs one at a time
  • Add in vanilla
  • While mixer is on low speed, add in dry ingredients a little at a time
  • Fold in cherries and chocolate chips making sure to thoroughly distribute
  • Coat a cookie sheet with spray oil
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop uniform balls of dough, 2 inches apart onto cookie pans
  • Bake 12 minutes, rotating pans half way through
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack
  • While cookies are baking, mix together glaze
  • Adjust glaze by adding more juice or powder sugar to get it to the consistency of honey
  • When cookies have completely cooled, drizzle glaze over them and allow to set up
  • Store cookies in covered container


You can adapt this recipe using dried cranberries and cranberry juice, if you can not find dried cherries and cherry juice.

  • Category: cookies
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dark chocolate cherry cookies treats

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