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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are so fudgy, delicious and packed with flavor! With a hint of kirsch in the dough and a gooey cherry cordial in the center, they're an easy, impressive cookie everyone will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 20 -22
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces (One 4-ounce bar) bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp kirsch optional but adds to the flavor - if you do not want to add alcohol, you can omit completely or add in 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 20-22 cherry cordial candies unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate almond bark or candy coating


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the butter and chopped bittersweet chocolate and microwave for 60 seconds, stirring until melted and smooth every 30 seconds. Cool briefly, about 5 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar and eggs until combined. Add in the vanilla extract and kirsch, if using. Pour in the melted chocolate/butter mixture and mix to combine. Lastly, add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until a sticky dough comes together. Let the dough sit, undisturbed, for 10 minutes.
  • Scoop rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough using a cookie dough scoop and roll the dough balls into the granulated sugar. Place 1-2" apart on the baking sheets. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. Cool on the baking sheets for about 5-7 minutes, then press a cherry cordial candy in the center of each cookie. Cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Just before serving, melt the vanilla candy coating according to package directions or until smooth. Drizzle evenly over the cookies.