Maraschino Cherry Almond Chocolate Cookies

Denise's Test Kitchen
by Denise's Test Kitchen
22-26 Cookies
20 min

I have recently come across a few new recipes that I ended up trying and liking. This recipe would be one of them. is the author of this recipe. Not a cherry fan, I think these cookies might change your mind.

Add the Maraschino Chopped Cherries

Growing up, I was the one who never wanted a cherry on her hot fudge sundaes. Cherries have never been my thing. But, I knew my older daughter, Karli would like them. And really, that was enough for me to try them.

Now add the chocolate chips

Cookies are a staple in my house. Rarely, does my cookie jar stay empty for long. Adding new recipes to my cookie recipe collection is a hobby that everyone in my family loves!

If you are looking for something a little different, this is the cookie for you. Try it and let me know how you like it!

Maraschino Almond Chocolate Cookie
Maraschino Cherry Almond Chocolate Cookies
Recipe details
  • 22-26  Cookies
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2–3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries chopped
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chip morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In large bowl with mixer beat butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond extract and powdered sugar. Turn mixer to stir or low and slowly add flour mixing in until incorporated. Mix in maraschino cherry juice and maraschino cherries. Stir in chocolate chips.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper. Spray bottom the of a glass with non stick cooking spray and flatten balls. You will need to spray glass several times.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing cookies to cookie cooling racks.
  • I always rotate my cookies through my 3 oven racks for overall even baking.
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  • Marlane Marlane on May 10, 2022

    I love cherries and these are beautiful cookies, but they're not very sweet and they're crying out for a little salt to enhance the flavors. Next time I make them, I'll switch to granulated sugar (200g in a cup vs. 130g for powdered sugar) and add maybe a 1/2t salt. Otherwise, very yummy.

  • Mari Therio Mari Therio on May 13, 2022

    I got maraschino cherry syrup. Will that be ok?

    • Denise's Test Kitchen Denise's Test Kitchen on May 13, 2022

      I guess you could, you will just be missing out on the chunks of cherries 🤷🏻‍♀️ in the cookies.