Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

I love chocolate covered cherries and I always get them or give them as a present every year at Christmas.  I decided to make these cookies to combine the chocolate and cherry flavors.  My husband called these chocolate surprise cookies, because you do not realize that the cherry is inside until you bite into it.

Using the cake mix to make the cookie dough makes the cookies extremely moist and almost brownie like.  These are cookies taste really good and are easy to make.  These make great Christmas cookies and I will be giving them away as gifts.

Chocolate Cherry Covered Cake Cookies
(Cake cookie adapted recipe from Betty Crocker)

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
Maraschino Cherries 
Powdered Sugar

1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.  In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs with a spoon until dough forms.

3.  Take a small ball of dough and shape the dough around one cherry and roll into a ball.  Repeat for each cookie.

4.  Place the balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set.  Cool then sprinkle with powdered sugar. 


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  1. These would be great for a cookie exchange. Love the cherry flavor. I am a new follower visiting from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. Vicky from Mess For Less

  2. Oh, these look like fun. Something different. I’m going to try them!!

  3. What a great idea! Maraschino cherries inside cookies? Awesome! They sound yummy! Going to give these a try for sure!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. @Shirley

    Thanks!! I hope that you like them

  5. @Sew Loquacious Angela

    They are really good, I love the chocolate and cherry flavors together. I hope you like them!

  6. My dad would love these! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  7. These look great! New follower here! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. These sound so good!

  9. Hi Alyssa,
    I used to love those Chocolate Covered Cherries so I know that I would love your cookies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. What a fabulous (and delicious) idea! Thanks for linking up at Sweet Temptations!

  11. Those look so amazing!! Stopping by from Mangia Monday.

  12. What a lovely recipe, these remind me of the chocolate cherries my Dad used to buy every Christmas! Thank you fr sharing this post with Let’s Do Brunch.

  13. Would love you to join us on creative Thursday (which is changing this week to creative mondays ?

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