Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Cookies


Chocolate, coconut, and maraschino cherries make a perfect combination in this festive cookie recipe. Enjoy these still warm with a nice big glass of milk.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • ¾ cup drained, dried, and chopped maraschino cherries

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; stir until well incorporated.

  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl; add to sugar mixture, blending until an even dough forms. Add oats, coconut, cherries, and chocolate chips until just mixed in.

  4. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* 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.

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