Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Indulge in the sweet and delightful combination of cherries and chocolate with these Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings, these cookies are a burst of flavor in every bite.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re a fan of the classic pairing of cherries and chocolate, these cookies are a must-try. They offer a unique twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies by adding the juicy sweetness of maraschino cherries, creating a soft and chewy treat that’s perfect for any occasion.

How to Make Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice from jar
  • Pink gel food coloring
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla extract, cherry juice, and pink coloring. Mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until a sticky dough forms. Add more flour if needed.
  5. Stir in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on a rack.

How to Serve Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy these cookies warm with a glass of milk or a cup of hot tea. They make a delicious snack or dessert for any time of day.

How to Store Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze the cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Tips to Make Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Ensure the cherries are well-drained and patted dry before chopping to prevent excess moisture in the dough.
  • Do not overmix the dough to keep the cookies soft and chewy.
  • Adjust the amount of pink coloring based on your desired color intensity.


For a nutty twist, add a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the cookie dough for extra crunch and flavor.


  1. Can I use fresh cherries instead of maraschino cherries? Fresh cherries can be used, but the texture and flavor may differ from the original recipe.

  2. Can I skip the pink food coloring? Yes, the coloring is for aesthetic purposes only and can be omitted without affecting the taste.

  3. Can I use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet? Yes, feel free to substitute with your preferred type of chocolate chips for a different flavor profile.

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