Maraschino cherries add a sweet blush to these white chocolate chip cookies. Try to remove as much moisture from the cherries as you can by placing them between paper towels and pressing gently. Dip cookies in melted white chocolate for an extra pretty presentation.

Colleen Weeden
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

25 mins
6 mins to 8 mins at 375° per batch
48 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat shortening and butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, cherry juice, and food coloring (if using) until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in 4 oz. white chocolate and the chopped cherries.

  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until just starting to turn brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  • If desired, in a bowl microwave 4 oz. white chocolate with cocoa and shortening in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring until smooth. Dip cookies partway into melted chocolate, let excess drip off, and place on wire racks over waxed paper. Let set.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 13mg; sodium 70mg; potassium 18mg; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 0g; sugar 9g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 76IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 14mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 7mg; iron 0mg.