Chocolate Cherry Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Crinkle Cookies are a festive way to celebrate the season. A bright red cherry offsets the snowy white and rich chocolate of the cookie. This Christmas cookie recipes results in a delightful dessert that looks and tastes phenomenal.


Cookies will be crisp first day, brownie-like second day.


  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups and 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup powered sugar
  • 50 to 60 tart cherry halves and/or almond chunks


  1. Chop chocolate and melt in top of double boiler until smooth. Cool.
  2. Combine flour and next five ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Using electric mixer, beat 1 3/4 cups sugar and margarine in large bowl until light.
  4. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla and chocolate.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
  6. Chill dough until firm, about 2 hrs in refrigerator, 1 hr in freezer.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Place powered sugar in shallow pan.
  10. Form dough into less than 1 inch balls, and roll each in sugar to lightly coat.
  11. Arrange cookies on baking sheets, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart.
  12. Press one cherry half or nut into center of each cookie.
  13. Bake until cookies puff and crack, 12-18 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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