Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dark Chocolate Chip Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Still looking for a sweet treat to serve your favorite Valentine tomorrow?  Dark Chocolate Chip Cherry Cake Mix Cookies are an easy way to say, "I love you!"

These soft and chewy cookies start with a boxed cherry chip cake mix.  With the addition of melted butter, an egg, some chopped up maraschino cherries, dark chocolate chips you've got cookies in no time.  I've never been a big fan of boxed cake mixes, but I have to admit, using them for cookies is starting to grow on me.

 This recipe will yield approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: approx. 3 dozen cookies

Servings - approx. 36    Serving Size - 1 cookie   Points Plus per Serving - 3 Points+
Calories- 100.5,   Total Fat - 5g,   Carb. - 14.2g,   Protein - 1.1g,   Fiber - 0.5g


1- 15.25oz. box Cherry Chip Cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
10-12 maraschino cherries, finely chopped
8 oz. dark chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Special Dark)

  1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment or use a silpat liner. 
  2. In large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, and egg with an electric mixer.  Beat until the mixture comes together to form a dough.  (If it seems too stiff, add a TBS of "juice" from the cherries). 
  3. Stir in the chopped cherries and the chips.  
  4. Form by heaping TBS into balls.  Place at least 2" apart on prepared baking sheets.  Press down slightly with fingers.  
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.  (I baked them for exactly 10 minutes in my oven, but ovens vary)  They may look a little under done when you take them out, but they will firm up as they cool. Do NOT overbake! 
  6.  Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.  
  7. Store covered.  
Adapted from Picky Palate and Allrecipes


Looking for more cake mix cookies?  Try this White Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle recipe.

No big plans for tomorrow here.  Just staying in with my family and loving on them...and maybe enjoying a few of these cookies! 


  1. I haven't seen cherry chip cake mix! I want some! I've been wanting to make cookies with maraschino cherries, but haven't gotten around to it. So many treats, so little time....(and not a fast enough metabolism. ha!)

    1. The cherries help them stay soft and chewy! So many treats, so little time is so right! lol

  2. Renee - growing up, my Mom would always bake us our favorite cake on our birthday. My choice was ALWAYS Betty Crocker's Cherry Chip . . . AND THEY DO NOT SELL THEM IN GEORGIA!!! Every time I go back to Wisconsin to visit my family, I always bring back 3-4 of them with me! I've even talked to the manager at our Publix here, to see if they could special order them for me. He checked it out, and came back to me that I'd need to order an entire pallet of them in order for him to be able to get them! Ugh! These cookies sounds amazing - and my brother-in-law is passing through Atlanta from WI in April - so I'm having him bring me more cake mix! Yay!

    1. Kim...the next time I am out shopping, I will pick you up a few boxes and ship them to you! lol I can't believe they don't sell it in Georgia!

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    1. thank you! My family did enjoy them!

  4. Hope you had a great weekend Renee! Those cookies look insulin worthy for sure!!

  5. Where do you live that you found Cherry Chip Cake mixes?? They are no longer available in GA, TN or VA - I've looked for them in all 3 states! My mom made Cherry Chip Cake cookies when my sister and I were children and we both like to make them, but can no longer find the mix. Our version has pecans.

    1. Hi Lisa! I live in NE Ohio, and I am just am recently finding out that these are limited availability. I have a friend in GA I just sent several boxes to!! I'm not sure why they are so limited...the flavor seems to be very popular!

  6. This sounds really delicious! I need to see if I can find this cake mix.


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