Chocolate Cherry Cookies

chocolate Cherry Cut Out Cookies @createdbydiane

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved chocolate and cherries together.

Chocolate covered cherries, chocolate cherry ice cream, Chocolate cherry Italian Ice, Black Forest Cake.

That is one yummy list,

so I thought it was about time I made Chocolate Cherry Cut Out Cookies with Chocolate Cherry Icing,

Chocolate Cherry Cookies @createdbydiane

and they are as delicious as I expected!

I could hardly resist eating all the dough as I was cutting the cookies out.

Chocolate Cherry Cookies @createdbydiane

These cookies hold their shape when baked but it’s important to allow room around each cookies so they bake evenly. All too often I see photos of cookies being baked and some are  more cooked that others, or if it’s a drop cookie they spread into each other.  My suggestion is to space them out. It will save you frustration in the long run even if you need to bake another tray.

 

 

Chocolate Cherry Cookies @createdbydiane

Oh and this icing is so delicious, I need to come up with more things to put this deliciousness on!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Chocolate Cherry Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cherry extract
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled 60% cacao Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (I use dutch process)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In large bowl , beat butter and sugar
  3. Add in egg, extracts and chocolates and mix until combined.
  4. Add in flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Dough will pull away from sides when combined.
  6. Roll out dough to ¼ ” thick in between wax paper sheets.
  7. Cute with cookie cutter.
  8. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 7 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets before removing them.
5.0 from 2 reviews

Chocolate Cherry Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cherry extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons water until desired consistency is reached.
  • 1 drop red food color
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth,
  2. Fill piping page with a #2 tip and pipe icing onto completely cooled cookies.
  3. Allow icing to dry completely before stacking or storing.

 

Chocolate Cherry Cookies @createdbydiane

Now don’t you think your Valentine Deserves these?

I know mine does.

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  1. 1

    Chocolate and cherry is definitely divine combination and these cookies really look fantastic! I must have them on my list :)

  2. 2

    What a great combination…chocolate and cherry! I love these cookies…they look so delicious and beautiful. Thanks for sharing! You’re baked goods are always so well done!

  3. 3

    These are beautiful! My Valentine would love them!

  4. 4

    So pretty! And perfect frosted :)

  5. 5

    look like the perfect valentine gift!

  6. 6

    Please tell me that you only select the most beautiful baked goods for your photos! Everything is always soooooo perfect. My cookies generally look like a 3 year old made them. These are as mouth-watering as ever…..droooooooooool

    • 7

      oh Betsy, we’ll have to get together and bake! I love making cookies and yes, and well some are just awful looking! It took me a lot of time to have the majority of the batch turn out well.

  7. 8

    Diane, these are just so perfect!! Absolutely adorable!

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