Maraschino Cherry Cookies

Maraschino Cherry Cookies

These Maraschino Cherry Cookies are so pretty and so yummy! Chopped maraschino cherries with shortbread cookie dough and miniature chocolate chips - these little cookies are addictive!

Maraschino Cherry Cookies



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, salt, cherry juice, almond extract, and food coloring (if using). Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Add in chopped cherries while mixer is on low speed. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in chocolate chips. 
  3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until slightly browned on the edges. 
  4. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

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