Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies

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When I was a kid every year at Christmas we used to exchange presents with our next door neighbors and every year we bought the husband of the family a tin of mixed nuts and they bought my dad a box of chocolate covered cherries. I cannot remember why, or if either of them even really liked nuts or cherries, but that was a constant for so many years. I wasn’t much of a fan of the actual cherry in the candy but have always loved the subtle cherry flavor of the cream inside. You can imagine my utter joy when Hershey’s started making the Cherry Cordial Kisses a few years back.

Okay, so I realize you may be thinking – another chocolate cookie? Yes. But these are different I promise. They are soft, rich, dark chocolate cookies filled with Cherry Cordial Hershey’s Kisses and miniature chocolate chips. So they are pretty much divine, I could eat the whole batch if I let myself! I know that I said I was trying to be healthier this year, I am, but sometimes a girl just needs a cookie. And there really is no better way to indulge your craving than with a fresh from the oven cookie. I hope you’ll enjoy them too; happy baking!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies | It Bakes Me Happy

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 12-14 cookies


  • 8 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/3 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/3 c dark dutch cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c miniature chocolate chips
  • 24 Cherry Cordial Hershey's Kisses, chopped


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer cream the butter and sugars for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until it just comes together.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped Kisses.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.
  8. Scoop the dough into 2 1/2 Tbs balls and place 2" apart on the pans.
  9. Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven carefully and cool on the pan 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
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  1. says

    These look so good, Emily! Anything with cherries and chocolate is a winner in my book! Pinned. Have a great week. PS, I can see your comments now…but I am sure you knew that since I just left a comment for you. :)

  2. says

    Hi Emily! These cookies sound so delicious and I absolutely love this flavor combination – it’s like a candy in a cookie! :) Thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you are having a happy Saturday and enjoy your weekend!

  3. Cynthia says

    These cookies look delicious! They have the perfect flavor combination. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  4. says

    I am having a HUGE Sweet Tooth this week (well like the last 3 months actually) and these look so YUMMY! Just wanted to stop by to say “Thank You” for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party last weekend and to pin your post to our Party Boards while I was here!

    Hope to see a few of your links tonight at 5pm MST when the party starts on The Best Blog Recipes!



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