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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

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25 mins
6 mins
31 mins
48 cookies


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  • 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; fat 5g; cholesterol 13mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; sugars 9g; protein 1g; vitamin a 76.2IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 14.2mcg; sodium 70mg; potassium 18mg; calcium 7mg; iron 0.4mg.