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Shortbread Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This cookie is loaded with chocolate and cherries! They are so moist and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cookies, Shortbread Cherry Chocolate Cookies, shortbread cookies
Servings: 30 people
Calories: 173kcal


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 11½ ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 16 ounces maraschino cherries drained and rinsed and cut into thirds


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream together the sugar, butter, egg and almond extract until well blended and fluffy. Then add in the flour and salt and stir just until combined. Then add the chocolate chips. Gently fold in the cherries that have been cut up. Stir in carefully so the cherries don't break apart too much.
  • Chill the dough for about an hour so it will be easier to roll into balls.
  • Roll into about 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Cool on a cooling rack.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg