Quick and Easy Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
50 mins
8 mins

Sweet Cheat cookies that look great on any cookie tray and taste just as good. No down side here.

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  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) package refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (Pillsbury Create 'n Bake)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating, chopped
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can white decorating icing
  • 2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, with stems drained on paper towels


  1. Heat oven to 350°F In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Work with half of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  2. Shape dough into 16 (1-inch) balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating on High 30 seconds. Stir; microwave in 15-second increments until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  5. With can of decorating icing fitted with star tip, pipe 1-inch star of icing (about 1 teaspoon) on center of each cookie. Dip cherries into melted chocolate; place on white icing on cookies.
  6. Let stand until icing is set and chocolate is firm, about 20 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.