Cherries and double chocolate make this Cherry Chocolate Cookie a holiday treat!
Let’s continue the countdown with one of my all-time favourites! Some people call these ‘Rudolphs, I love that name! I believe they first appeared in the early 1980’s in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, quickly becoming a classic.
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- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 jar maraschino cherries, about 48, drained, reserve the juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium-high for one minute. Beat in egg and vanilla for 2 minutes. Gradually mix in dry ingredients over 3 additions.
- Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press your thumb into the centre of each ball to make a well. Place a cherry (or half cherry) in the well. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are firm. Transfer to rack to fully cool.
To make icing:
- Heat chocolate chips with butter in microwave on high for 30 second increments, stirring, until melted. Add 3 Tbsp of reserved cherry juice and stir until smooth. Add additional juice if needed to get to a ‘drizzle’ consistency. Spoon or pipe over cooled cookies. Let the chocolate dry
- before storing. Makes 35-40 cookies.
Hi – just making your recipe for Rudolph cookies (Cherry Chocolate Cookies) and the instructions mention adding cream, but there’s no cream in the ingredients list, so I’m not sure how much to add (if any)?
Hi Dorothy, thanks for pointing out a typo. There is no cream, I have updated the recipe here: https://eatineatout.ca/cherry-chocolate-cookie/
I made these yesterday. They are a big hit! I’m not sure why but my chocolate didn’t harden. Still delicious but not good for a cookie tin.
Maybe a bit too much butter?