“Delicious Cherry Pie Cookies: A Sweet Twist on a Classic Dessert”

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Imagine the sweet, tangy flavor of cherry pie transformed into a delightful, bite-sized treat – that’s the magic of cherry pie cookies! These cookies bring together the best of both worlds: the rich, buttery goodness of a sugar cookie and the irresistible taste of cherry pie filling. 

Why You’ll Love this Post

  • Easy to Make! – This recipe uses a sugar cookie dough, and canned cherry pie filling drizzled with white chocolate. How perfect is that? 
  • Mini Cherry Pies! – Perfect for any occasion, cherry pie cookies are sure to become a favorite in your family’s dessert repertoire. Try them out at your next church bake sale or family potluck. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a sweet treat, these cookies are easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
  • No fancy ingredients or prep – With only ten minutes of prep time and fifteen minutes to bake, you can easily double the recipe and share with friends! With just a few ingredients, you can print out the shopping list in the recipe card below. 
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Ingredients

Pick up all the ingredients for these delicious cherry pie cookies right at your local grocery store. Grab the list in our recipe card below!

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Ingredients

(detailed measurements are in the recipe card below):

  • Unsalted butter
  • All purpose flour (we recommend unbleached) 
  • Powdered sugar (also called confectioner’s sugar)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cherry pie filling (canned)
  • White chocolate chips (for melting) 

We’re also using parchment paper to bake the cookies on, perfect for an easy cleanup. 

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Ready to Make Cherry Pie Cookies?

Note: Detailed instructions are in the recipe card below. Gather all of your ingredients and equipment, and grease a standard cookie sheet with baking spray or use parchment paper (easier to clean!)

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment and set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.  Mix until smooth.

Step 3: Add in the flour and mix to combine, scraping the sides often.

Step 4: Scoop out about a tablespoon’s worth of the cherry pie cookie dough and shape into a ball.  Gently indent the center to create a well.

Step 5: Fill the well in each cookie with a heaping spoonful of the pie filling, spreading to the edges if needed.

Step 6: Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cookie is set.  Allow to cool.

Step 7: In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, heating for 15-30 seconds at a time and stirring until smooth. 

Step 8: Transfer the melted white chocolate to a piping bag or a small ziploc bag.  Drizzle the white chocolate over the cookies.  Allow to set.

White plates with round cookies topped with red jam and white icing are arranged on a wooden surface next to a blue textured cloth.

Variations and Substitutions

White chocolate: Substitute Dark or Milk chocolate for the drizzle!

Cherry or blueberry: You can easily make delicious Blueberry, Apple or Peach pie cookies by swapping out the fillings!

Need low carb? Try one of the amazing monk fruit powdered sugar products! (link to amazon)

Three cherry Danish pastries with white icing drizzle are stacked on parchment paper on a white wooden surface. More pastries are visible in the background.

FAQS

Can I make homemade cherry pie filling instead of using canned?

Yes you can! Our recipe for homemade cherry pie filling is so easy. You will need to allow for more prep time though.  

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How do you store Cherry Pie Cookies? 

Put them in an airtight container, and you can keep them in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Or seal them up and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months! 

Can I make my Cherry Cookies ahead of time? 

Absolutely! Make the dough a few days ahead and store in the refrigerator. Then the day you want to serve the cookies, get it out and once it’s room temp, fill with the cherry pie filling and bake!

Cherry thumbprint cookies with white chocolate drizzle are displayed on a wooden surface, with more cookies visible in the background.

EXPERT TIPS

A plate with three cookies topped with red jam and white icing drizzle, one with a bite taken out of it. Additional cookies are visible on the table in the background.

Where did I get my inspiration for this post?

Cherry Pie is such a classic so I’m always looking for different recipes that include cherries! Not only are these cherry cookies easy to bake, they can be frozen too, and are perfect for church bake sales, potlucks, or an afternoon tea with your friends. 

THANKS SO MUCH for following and being part of the Pie Lady Bakes community! We’re all about sharing easy-to-make vintage recipes that remind us of the ones our moms and grandmas used to make.

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Judy

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If you’ve made these amazing cookies or one of our delicious dessert recipes, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Be sure to give us a 5-star rating!

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Cherry Pie Cookies

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Judy Kahansky
There's something magical about the combination of cherries and pie, but what if you could capture that deliciousness in a cookie? Enter cherry pie cookies – the perfect fusion of two beloved desserts. These delightful treats offer the sweet, tart flavor of cherries nestled in a buttery, flaky cookie crust, making them an irresistible bite-sized indulgence.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 cup flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 15 oz cherry pie filling
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325℉/180℃. Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment and set aside.

Mixing the cookie dough

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Add in the flour and mix to combine, scraping the sides often.

Shaping the cookies

  • Scoop out about a tablespoon’s worth of the dough and shape into a ball. Gently indent the center to create a well.
  • Fill the well in each cookie with a heaping spoonful of the pie filling, spreading to the edges if needed.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cookie is set.
  • Allow to cool.

Decorating the cherry pie cookies

  • In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, heating for 15-30 seconds at a time and stirring until smooth.
  • Transfer the melted white chocolate to a piping bag or a small ziploc bag. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cookies. Allow to set.

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.