Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies III


I have made these at Christmas for 20 years or more. Enjoy!

3 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup maraschino cherries, chopped

  • 18 large marshmallows

  • 36 walnut halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Sift together flour, soda and salt and set aside.

  3. Cream shortening and gradually add 2/3 cup brown sugar. Blend in 1 unbeaten egg. Beat well. Stir in HALF of the flour mixture.

  4. Add 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice and 2 tablespoons milk. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Blend in 2 squares of melted chocolate, walnuts, and maraschino cherries. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

  7. Cut the marshmallows in half and place cut side down on hot cookies. Cool on rack and frost with Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Frosting from this site (see footnote for the link) and top each with a nut half.


Frost these cookies with Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
13g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.