Easy cake mix cookies bursting with cherry flavor are a quick and easy recipe that you only need four ingredients to make.
Cherry cookies with maraschino cherries and cherry chips are an easy cookie recipe you have to try. Making the dough with cake mix makes these so easy – in about 20 minutes you can have a fresh batch of cookies to devour.
These easy cherry chip cookies are soft, chewy, and a breeze to make. Oh, and they are full of flavor – triple the flavor from a cherry cake mix, cherry chips, and maraschino cherries. Cherry lovers – you are going to love these.
I came up with this recipe after my son and his friends bought several packages of King Soopers cherry chip cookies. This went on for a few weeks until I suggested we try making our own.
And by “we” I mean “me” because it was a Friday night that I found myself in the kitchen testing a recipe with cake mix, cherries, and white chocolate chips. Sarah, Liv, and Aiden were all doing their Friday night ritual watching WandaVision.
After a taste test, we deemed them not good enough – they definitely need cherry chips, which I promptly ordered on Amazon (you can find them at Walmart, too).
Test two was a success! These cherry chip cookies taste just like the originals but better because my version is soft and chewy. They are also incredibly easy to make with just four ingredients.
- Cherry cake mix
- Roughly chopped maraschino cherries
- Cherry chips
Cake mix cuts the work in half! It’s just a few simple steps to make the dough:
Combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Mix in the chopped cherries and cherry chips.
Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to form the dough balls. Place them on a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow them to cool before enjoying.
Keep them in an airtight container, and they will keep for several days at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to a month.
Yes, you can substitute strawberry cake mix.
You can use fresh ones in place of the maraschino cherries, but the flavor will be different. For fresh ones, remove the pits and stems and chop them before add them to the dough.
Yes, they should work fine but they will add a different texture.
It’s so fun to recreate something with success and we all agree that these cherry chip cookies taste way better than the ones in the bakery.
They’re so easy – one bowl and no mixer required. We just might be making a batch of these every week.
If you’ve never made cake mix cookies before, you are in for a treat. They’re not only wonderful to eat but so quick to make! I hope you give these cherry cookies a try – they have my whole family’s stamp of approval. I think your family will love them, too!
Enjoy! XOXO San
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- 1 box strawberry or cherry cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 6 oz. jar maraschino cherries drained, stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 cup cherry chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
- Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil until combined.
- Add in chopped cherries and cherry chips.
- Scoop with a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon and place on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.