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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword maraschino cherry cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 86 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Maraschino Cherry Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.