Cherry Pie Cookies are a delicious sugar cookie cup, filled with savory cherry filing and covered in a white chocolate drizzle. These cherry cookies are soft, sweet, and an easy way to satisfy your cherry pie craving!
Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. You can also use a regular size muffin pan if that is what you have available.
Cookie dough: In a large bowl and using a hand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix together until well combined. In a separate small bowl, combine the sour cream, salt, and baking soda. After that, add the flour and the sour cream mixture to the large bowl with the butter mixture, beating until smooth.
Proceed to scoop the cookie dough out using a 2 TBSP cookie scoop and put one scoop into each mini muffin cup. No need to press the cookie dough down at this time, that comes after baking is complete.
Bake: Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't get too brown at the end. If the cookies appear to be browning too quickly, remove them from the oven.
Then, right after you take them out of the oven, use a small measuring spoon to push down into the middle of each cookie cup, creating a nice space for the cherry pie filling to go. You don't want to push through the cookie completely-but make sure you create a big enough valley to fill.
Let the cookies cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then gently run a thin knife along the sides to pop them out. If you greased the pan well, you should not have any problems here!
Filling and serving: Open the can of cherry pie filling and transfer it to a small bowl. Using a fork, fill each cookie cup with cherries, I found my cups generally took 2-4cherries each. I liked using a fork for this process because I was able to tap away some of the cherry gel and just get the cherries.
After that, put about 3/4 cup white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals. Stir each time to test how melted the chips are. Once they are fully melted, using a spoon, drizzle the tops of the cherry filling with the melted chocolate. Serve immediately and enjoy!
These cherry cookies are soft, sweet, and an easy way to satisfy your cherry pie craving! Whip up a batch today and watch how quickly they disappear!