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Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!



  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 12 oz jar maraschino cherries drained and cut in half

Fudge Topping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in the flour mixture and shape into 1-inch balls.  Press a thumb-sized indentation into each ball and then place a cherry half into the center.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350.  Cool.
  • Over low heat, melt chocolate chips and mix in the sweetened condensed milk and almond extract.  Once combined, continue stirring over low heat for about 3-4 minutes until mixture is thickened.  Using a spoon, frost each cookie, covering the cherry.  Enjoy!