Buried Cherry Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Buried Cherry Cookies Recipe
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Buried Cherry Cookies

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"An easy cookie that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry in an almond cookie crust!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Drain the cherries and reserve about 2 tablespoons of the juice. Cut the cherries in half if large, and set aside.
  3. Beat the softened butter, sugar, and baking powder with an electric mixer until thoroughly creamed and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and almond extract, then add the flour gradually, and beat just until blended. Pinch off pieces of dough, roll into 1-inch balls, place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, and press your thumb in the center of each cookie to make a dent. Place a cherry or cherry half in the indentation of each cookie.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, and stir until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of reserved cherry juice to the mixture, or as needed, to thin the frosting; frosting will be thick. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of frosting over each cherry, covering the cherry completely.
  5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until firm and slightly browned, about 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute before removing, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2009

Made these several times. They freeze beautifully and after finding some after 6 months in the freezer, they were still delicious. Wonderful dark chocolate cherry cookie for the Christmas Cookie Tray!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2011

Maybe I did something wrong with this recipe, I'll try it again and make sure. Thanks for the recipe.


18 Ratings

Dec 14, 2009

I just tried this recipe out today. I doubled it, but needed to add more butter and a third egg for there to be enough moisture. They turned out pretty nice. I have posted the first photo for the recipe, just waiting for it to be added to the site.

Dec 22, 2009

Really good cookie-I used a version of this recipe that makes these cookies chocolate by adding in 1/3 cup cocoa powder. I also made the chocolate frosting by melting 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips with 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk which made it nice and creamy. I will definitely make these again.

Mar 24, 2010

These turned out very good! A really good Christmas treat. Also made some with caramels instead of Cherries.

Jan 05, 2010

Very tasty cookie. I put the chocolate condensed/ milk mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tube and "buried" the cherry that way. Very pretty. I included them on a cookie tray for a party and got lot's of compliments. I will make these part of my Christmas baking tradition. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 21, 2009


Dec 22, 2010

Couldn't get ours to look as good as the picture but they were tasty. We will make them again.


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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