Easy cake mix cookies bursting with cherry flavor are a quick recipe that only needs four ingredients.

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 easy – in about 20 minutes, you can have a fresh batch of cookies to devour.

a stack of cherry cookies

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 when 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 needed 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 like the originals but better because my version is soft and chewy. They are also effortless to make with just four ingredients.

cherry chip cookies

Ingredients

  • Cherry cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Roughly chopped maraschino cherries
  • Cherry chips
recipe ingredients

Recipe Steps

Cake mix cuts the work in half! It’s just a few simple steps to make the dough:

six photos in a collage showing the recipe steps

Combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Mix in the chopped cherries and cherry chips.

a girl mixing the cookie dough in a bowl

Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to form the dough balls. Place them on a prepared cookie sheet.

a girl scooping cookie dough onto a baking 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.

Cookie FAQs

I can’t find cherry cake mix, can I use something else?

Yes, you can substitute strawberry cake mix.

Can you use fresh cherries?

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.

Can you use dried cherries?

Yes, they should work fine but they will add a different texture.

overhead shot of the baked cookies on a baking sheet

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.

a cookie being dunked in a glass of milk

If you’ve never made cake mix cookies, you are in for a treat. They’re not only fantastic to eat but so quick to make! I hope you try these cherry cookies – they have my whole family’s stamp of approval. I think your family will love them, too!

close up of the cookies lined up

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Cherry Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 196 kcal
Easy cherry cookies loaded with cherry chips and maraschino cherries. These are easy cake mix cookies that take 20 minutes to make with four ingredients.

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 23IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I loved the bits of cherries and cherry chips you get in each bite. Such a nice change from our usual chocolate desserts. Super easy to make too.

  2. 5 stars
    First of all, you can’t get a better cookie texture than you can get with a cake cookie. Second, they make cherry chips?! How did I not know this?!

  3. 5 stars
    I bake cookies every weekend! I love to have them on hand! These cherry cookies are the next to try!

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