Delicious Mocha Cherry Cookies Recipe for Coffee Lovers

“Is there anything better than a warm and chewy cookie with a heavenly mocha flavor? I think not. And when you add a burst of tangy sweetness from maraschino cherries, it takes this classic treat to the next level. Introducing my latest creation: the mocha cherry cookies recipe.

As a barista, I know how important it is to start your day with a hearty breakfast and a fresh cup of coffee. But sometimes, all we want is a little pick-me-up in the form of a sweet treat. That’s why I came up with these mocha cherry cookies, to give you the perfect pairing of coffee and dessert in every bite.

Not only are these cookies deliciously addictive, but they’re also incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. But don’t let their simplicity fool you – these cookies pack all the flavor and indulgence you crave.

So go ahead and indulge. Whip up a batch of mocha cherry cookies for your next coffee break or afternoon snack. Your taste buds – and tummy – will thank you.”

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Cherry Cookies
Mocha Cherry Cookies

Are you looking for a dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate and cherries? Look no further than our Mocha Cherry Cookies recipe! These cookies are the perfect balance between sweet and savory, with a decadent chocolate flavor combined with the refreshing taste of maraschino cherries.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can adjust the amount of cherries and walnuts to your liking, and even substitute different types of nuts or dried fruit for a unique twist. Plus, these cookies are easy to make and require only basic baking ingredients like all-purpose flour, butter, sugar, and baking soda.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is because it’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a casual dinner party or just want a sweet snack to enjoy with your loved ones, these cookies will impress everyone who tries them. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even dress them up by dipping them in melted chocolate or drizzling them with white chocolate.

But perhaps the best reason to try our Mocha Cherry Cookies recipe is simply because they taste amazing. With their chewy texture and rich flavor, these cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and experience the deliciousness for yourself!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a sweet cherry kiss!
Indulge in a sweet cherry kiss!

Ingredients you’ll need to make mocha cherry cookies:
Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks, chopped white chocolate or chopped milk chocolate
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped and drained well
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or macadamia nuts, chopped (optional)

Note: You may substitute nuts with dried cherries or use dark chocolate chips instead.

The Recipe How-To

 Chocolate and cherry - a match made in cookie heaven.
Chocolate and cherry – a match made in cookie heaven.

Now that we have the ingredients, let’s start making these delectable Mocha Cherry Cookies!


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of hot water and 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules until the coffee is fully dissolved.

Creaming and Mixing

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 cup of softened butter with 1 ½ cups of sugar until creamy.

  2. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Stir in the cooled coffee mixture and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until well combined.

  4. In another bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.

  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until everything is fully combined.

  6. Fold in 1 cup of chopped walnuts, ½ cup of chopped maraschino cherries, and ½ cup of mini chocolate chips.


  1. Form the dough into balls roughly about an inch in diameter and then place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about two inches apart from each other.

  2. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges.


  1. Once finished baking, take out the cookie sheet from the oven and let it cool for about two minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And there you have it! A delicious batch of homemade Mocha Cherry Cookies perfect for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 Time to pucker up, these cookies are tart and delicious!
Time to pucker up, these cookies are tart and delicious!

There are countless ways to customize this Mocha Cherry Cookies recipe to suit any palate. Here are some substitutions and variations you might want to consider:

– Chocolate Chip Cookie Variation: Swap out the walnuts and maraschino cherries for 1 cup of chocolate chips. You can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon for a cozy flavour.

– White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Variation: Chop ½ cup of macadamia nuts and fold them into the cookie dough along with 1 cup of white chocolate chips.

– Double Chocolate Cookies Variation: Add an extra ¼ cup of cocoa powder to this recipe for an extra chocolaty twist.

– Dried Cherry Cookies Variation: If you don’t have any maraschino cherries on hand, swap them out for 1 cup of dried cherries. Make sure to chop them into bite-sized pieces before adding them to the dough.

– Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Cookies Variation: Dip each cherry in melted chocolate before placing it on top of the cookies for a decadent touch.

No matter what variation or substitution you choose, make sure to follow the recipe’s base instructions carefully for optimal baking results. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with new flavours!

Serving and Pairing

 A mocha cherry delight in every bite.
A mocha cherry delight in every bite.

It’s no secret that these mocha cherry cookies are a standout. With their rich chocolate flavor, juicy maraschino cherries, and crunchy walnuts, they make for an indulgent treat any time of day. But what to pair them with?

A piping hot cup of coffee is the perfect match for these cookies. Since the recipe includes instant coffee granules, it makes sense to go all-in on the coffee theme. I like to serve them with a cappuccino or espresso for an extra kick of caffeine. The bitterness of the coffee plays off the sweet chocolate and cherries perfectly.

If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, try pairing them with a tall glass of cold milk. The creamy milk helps balance out the rich flavors of the cookies, and is a classic pairing that’s always in style.

For an unexpected twist, why not try serving these cookies with a glass of red wine? A bold cabernet or merlot pairs well with their dark chocolate and cherry notes. It’s an easy way to elevate your cookie game and impress guests at your next dinner party.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these mocha cherry cookies are sure to impress. Don’t be surprised if they disappear faster than you can say “coffee break.”

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect combination of coffee, chocolate, and cherry.
The perfect combination of coffee, chocolate, and cherry.

The Mocha Cherry Cookies are perfect for making ahead and storing for later. You can easily store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days. However, if you want your cookies to be fresh for longer, you can store them in the fridge for up to 1-2 weeks or freeze them for up to 3 months.

If you’re planning on reheating the cookies, keep in mind that they taste best when eaten fresh out of the oven. But there are ways to reheat them without losing their flavor and texture. To reheat the cookies, you can microwave them on high for a few seconds (around 15-20 seconds) or place them in a preheated oven at 350°F/180°C for about 4-5 minutes.

If you have leftover cookies, consider adding them as a topping on your ice cream or using them as an ingredient in other dessert recipes such as milkshakes or parfaits. The Mocha Cherry Cookies are incredibly versatile and can be used in many other dessert creations.

Whether you want to save time by making the cookies ahead or store leftovers for later use, the Mocha Cherry Cookies will taste just as delicious even after being stored in the fridge or freezer. Following these simple tips will ensure your cookies will stay fresh and tasty for whenever cravings strike you again.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This cookie will have you reaching for more, it's that good!
This cookie will have you reaching for more, it’s that good!

When making Mocha Cherry Cookies, there are a few tips that can really help ensure perfect results. Here are my top suggestions to make the perfect batch:

1. Measure ingredients precisely: Baking is all about chemical reactions, so it’s important to measure ingredients carefully and accurately. Use measuring cups and spoons to make sure that you’re adding the right amounts of each ingredient.

2. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly: Properly creaming the butter and sugar together creates a light, fluffy base for your cookies. Make sure your butter is softened before starting, so that it mixes easily with the sugar.

3. Chill your dough before baking: This step helps to prevent your cookies from spreading too much, resulting in denser, chewier cookies! Cover your dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before forming it into balls and baking.

4. Don’t overbake: Overbaked cookies can turn dry or hard. Take them out of the oven when they’re still slightly soft in the middle, as they’ll continue to firm up as they cool.

5. Use good quality chocolate: Since chocolate is such an important flavor component of these cookies, choose high-quality chocolate to ensure a rich, satisfying taste.

By following these simple tips, you’re sure to create bakery-worthy Mocha Cherry Cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are a coffee and chocolate lover, then the Mocha Cherry Cookies recipe is just what you need in your life. By following our detailed instructions and tips, you can whip up a batch of these divine cherry mocha cookies and enjoy their heavenly taste and texture. Don’t be afraid to experiment with variations or substitutions either! Whether you prefer double chocolate, macadamia nut or dried cherry cookies, this recipe can easily be customized to suit your preferences.

So, without further ado, it’s time to get out your mixing bowl and start baking. Trust me, the aroma of freshly baked mocha cherry cookies will fill your kitchen while you’re making them and it will make any coffee or chocolate lover’s heart skip a beat. And once you’ve tasted them, there’s no going back – these cookies are so good that they might just become an addiction!

So go ahead and try our chocolate covered cherry cookies recipe today! Once you share them with your friends and family, they may start coming over more often just to have some more of these delicious mocha cherry cookies. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this marvelous recipe by leaving a comment below. Happy baking!

Mocha Cherry Cookies

Mocha Cherry Cookies Recipe

Flecked with cherries and glistening with sugar, these dainty cookies always go over big. They're rich and tender with a pleasant chocolate-coffee flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 93.7 kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherry
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • additional sugar
  • melted semisweet chocolate (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Dissolve coffee granules in water; add to creamed mixture with cocoa. Add flour and mix well. Stir in cherries and walnuts. Shape into 1 1/4 inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325* for 20-22 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Drizzle with chocolate if desired.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 696gCalories: 93.7kcalCarbohydrates: 8.7gProtein: 1.1gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 3.4gCholesterol: 13.6mgSodium: 36.6mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cherries, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Fruit
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