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Chocolate Cherry Drops


"This a delicious chewy chocolate cookie recipe that my mother gave me years ago. Hope you enjoy it."
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25 m servings 66 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Blend in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the chopped cherries and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. 49 Ratings

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Excellent cookies. I made these for the second time and they were a big hit. Followed the recipe as written, except I added 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and about 2 tablespoons of cherry j...

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The texture of the batter was definitely too soft. Next time, I will try to cool it a bit in the fridge before actually dropping in the spoonfuls on the baking sheets. I will see if this also he...

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Excellent cookies. I made these for the second time and they were a big hit. Followed the recipe as written, except I added 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and about 2 tablespoons of cherry j...

These were delicious. However, I found that I had to add a second egg. I made one batch that tasted great, but the cookies fell to pieces. I had enough of the ingredients so I tried a secon...

Substituted dry cherries- worked well. They do NOT flatten out, so how you form them is how they will appear. Pretty tasty- would be best with some semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I loved these, I baked all during the holidays and these were always on my list. I bought the colossal size cherries from SAM'S and COSTCO and cut them in half and placed them on the cookie befo...

These cookies are fantastic! I used cherry flavored "Craisins" and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, and the turned out great. Do NOT use 2 eggs as a previous reviewer suggested...I tried this t...

This recipe is easy to prepare and handle, and the cookies are delicious! However, I found that the cherry taste wasn't strong enough, and was overpowered by chocolate. I don't think that the ma...

I made these for my office cookie swap and based on some of the reviews, I used dried cherries and added white chocolate chips. They were good, but not the "wow" I was hoping for. They didn't ...

These are fantastic, so soft, chewy and chocolaty! I have made these twice, each time with a few slight changes. First time: I substituted 1/4 c. wheat flour (which couldn't be tasted - I migh...

Delicious! I do prefer it with dried cherries. It adds a nice tart flavor that I love.