Cherry Pie Cookies

Cherry Pie Cookies @createdbydiane


Bring on the CELEBRATING with these Cherry Pie Cookies!!!!



These are perfect for celebrating the 4th of July, or any summer get together. The color of them just makes you want to celebrate!

I baked the sugar cookie bottoms, in Wilton’s Muffin Top Pan. I just knew it would give these mini pies a deep dish taste, one bite and I knew I had made a winner! The cookie bottom is nice and flaky without being to sweet or heavy. The Cherry pie filing is just the right amount on these and the filling is held on with buttercream frosting.

These are easy to make and assemble, which I just LOVE.

I love summer and spending days on the beach or at the pool, relaxing. It seems when I think of summer the 4th of July always comes to mind. I have one memory of when my husband and I were first dating which was 20 years ago, but some days seems like yesterday. We met my parents on the beach to eat and see the fireworks go off. My favorite part was the pie my mom brought. I am a pie girl through and through!

These mini pies will be great this 4th of July what ever we plan on doing.

I’m giving away Wilton items to you can makes these too.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Cherry Pie Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 21oz. can cherry pie filling
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix until the dough forms a ball on the paddle.
  5. Press 3 tablespoons of dough into each section of the Muffin Top Pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely
  8. Beat Shortening, powdered sugar and cream until smooth and place into piping bag fitted with #21 tip.
  9. Add 8 cherries to each cookie.
  10. Pipe edge around each cookie with buttercream frosting.

Press 3 tablespoons of dough into each section of the Muffin Top Pan.

Bake cookies until edges are golden. Let cool completely before adding topping.

Place #21 tip onto a piping bag and fill with buttercream frosting.


Place 8 cherries onto the center of each cookie

Begin to pipe the edge so the frosting hold the filling in the center.

I just LOVE red and white together!


Refrigerate at the end of the day if they aren’t all consumed by then. You can bake the cookies a day or so ahead of time and assemble the cherries and frosting the day of or day before serving.

I LOVE how flaky the cookie is but hold up to the filling so well.

You can even add festive Star Sprinkles for the Fouth of July!

A few foodie friends are participating in a Create a Festive 4th with Wilton event!

Won’t you stop by and check out their tasty creations and enter their giveaways too.


All Day I Dream About Food’s Patriotic Star Whoopie Pies

Budget Gourmet Mom’s Festive Fourth Ice Cream Sandwich

Around My Family Table’s Festive Ice Cream and Cookie Bowls

I Wash…You Dry’s All American Cake


How would you like to make these for the 4th of July?

I’m giving this items below away courtesy of Wilton.


Enter to WIN Wilton’s Patriotic Sprinkle Mix, Non-Stick Stackable Cooling Grid, Icing Smoother, Decorating Bags, and 12 Cavity Muffin Top Pan.
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  1. 2

    Gina says

    Getting together with family this 4th of July to cookout, hang out and just have a really great time. I have found several recipes on blogs and pinterest that I want to try out this 4th of July. Really excited for the 4th to get here so I can try my hand at these super cute recipes, like the one here!!!

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    Allie M. says

    My husband and I have been building a home for the past 9 months, so we will be putting the finishing touches on that and doing lots of packing on the 4th of July.

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    Kathy says

    Love the cherry pie cookies! I think I’ll try making them for July 4. Wonder if you can use stabilized whip cream instead of frosting or he edge piping.

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      Diane says

      I’m sure you could, the buttercream really held the filling in well and they were great for days, with whipped cream I’m not sure they’d last as long, so I’d do the edges closer to serving.

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    Oh my Diane!! These look so yummy! And your pictures are gorgeous!!
    I cannot wait to try this recipe! My 4th of July plans inclue lots of work and lots of cookies. Bummer! No time off to enjoy the summer for me 😉

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    I’m not sure how I forgot to add this with my previous comment ( I think I got so wrapped up in how cute and in season these are!) lol. We’ll be celebrating my daughters 5th birthday – she’s a patriotic baby born on the 4th!

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    What a great giveaway. Unfortunately I’ll be working this 4th (corporate retail never closes!) but I am going to the beach for the weekend with some girlfriends a couple days later.

  7. 21

    jennie says

    my plans for the 4th of July will be heading to one of our beautiful Long Island beaches with my family and friends.

    I might make these cherry pie cookies IF i win the Wilton pan. (hint hint 😉

    have a wonderful day.

  8. 23

    Adriana says

    On the fourth I will have just moved to a new place w my boy! we’ll have many reasons to celebrate and he loves cherry pie, so I should try these cookies!

  9. 29

    janice says

    I think it’s so strange that 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year (no morning after to recovery from those red white and blue jello shots). But nonetheless, there will be all day BBQ and local fireworks. :)

  10. 30

    Patricia says

    Plan to just hang out with family and maybe barbecue. The recipe looks delicious. Too bad my husband won’t eat cherries.

  11. 33

    Brenda K says

    I love Wilton products. I have so much of them that my husband said that if they need any, just give me a call, but you can never have to much for baking. I would love to win this so it can go with all I have now. I went to Created by Diane”, I already like (love) Wilton on facebook. I shared this on facebook. I went and repinned it. Right now just going to watch the fireworks here in town and cook out. I would love to have these by then so I can make some of these for my 6 grandkids. Also today is my birthday and I am hoping I can win this. Thanks for offering this great package for us to win. Thanks again

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    Abigail says

    Love these! :) Though I have a gathering planned in my head, the two things that are certain are a strawberry-blueberry pie with cool whip, and my annual viewing of 1776!

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    Eve says

    Thanks for the giveaway! As for our plans I think we’re going to have a BBQ and watch fireworks. Kind of hard since it lands on a Wednesday.

  14. 63

    Serena says

    My plans for the 4th is to make & sell cotton candy at the city park with my friend. The proceeds help our sons go to the National BSA Jamboree in VA next year.

  15. 64

    Serena says

    I shared your on facebook but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to tag you with the share. Sorry. Still a little prehistoric in the facebook department.

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    Heather Spooner says

    I have to work on the 4th. But I’m planning on making a festive dessert to celebrate Independence Day. Thanks!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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    Rebby says

    My cousin is visiting me in Canada for 4th of July. We are going to have an American/Canadian party!!

  18. 74

    Dita MacDonald says

    I would love to win the Wilton Pan that you used when you created the Cherry Pie Cookies. They look scrumptious.

  19. 76

    NANCY M says

    We are heading to the lake with family and friends for the week of July 4th. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    We are getting together with family and eating tons of food and blowing up lots of fireworks:-) How fun and festive are these pie cookies!! Love!!!

  21. 88

    MaryB says

    Heading to the beach for the 4th. We will see the small town parade and fireworks besides eating a great meal.

  22. 92

    Sandra says

    I am planning on spending the 4th with my son, my boyfriend and his son. We’ll barbeque, swim, have sweet treats and then watch the fireworks at night. Something that sounds so simply, but is really quite a treat to have all of us together.

  23. 100

    Windy P. says

    We’ll be having a BBQ at my parents’ house for July 4th. I plan to make a flag made out of mini cupcakes. :)

  24. 101

    Erin Agee says

    My birthday is on the third so we always spend this holiday week hanging with friends and family by the pool. To be able to make these cookies would top off an already great week!

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    Christina Romero says

    My hubby & me will be having family and joing our neighbors in our annual block party!

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    Julie H says

    I love this recipe and will be making them for the 4th of July celebration!

    My family will be here and we usually don’t need a holiday to celebrate. Our parents are 85 years old and we spend as much time as we can with them.


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