Double Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies made with M&Ms, cocoa, and chocolate chips.
I love enjoying foods in their proper season. The kids begged my to buy a watermelon last week at the grocery store and I told them no. Watermelon is not meant to be eaten in February. I explained to them that it is a "summer food" and things taste even better when you have to wait a little while to enjoy them in their proper season.
Candy follows a similar pattern in my life. I love Cadbury Mini Eggs at Easter, candy corn at Halloween, English toffee at Christmas, and cinnamon lips at Valentine's. Having to wait all year to enjoy a seasonal treat just makes it that much more delicious.
The folks who make M&M's have really gotten into seasonal flavors and I think it's super fun. I saw gingerbread flavored M&M's at Christmas and candy corn flavored at Halloween. I don't normally indulge in the seasonal M&M flavors because I know I'll be the one eating the whole bag, but when I saw Cherry Cordial M&M's at my little store in town I just couldn't say no.
I love cherry cordials but I know lots of people don't. I think my mom and I are the only ones in our family who do. These cherry cordial M&M's are perfect for the cordial love and hater alike. They have the sweetness of chocolate, the light cherry flavor, and non of the texture issues lots of people have with cherry cordials. Even if you aren't a cordial fan I think you should give these a try. They are delicious! And if you find you don't love them, just send me the rest of the bag 😉
And because everything, even chocolate, is better surrounded by more chocolate I made you all some amazing Double Chocolate Cherry Cordial M&M cookies.
I'm pretty obsessed with this dark chocolate cookie dough. It just makes a perfectly chocolatly cookie (and it's gorgeous in color) and the addition of those lovely red hued M&M's really make for a great looking treat.
Tips and Tricks for making Double Chocolate Cherry Cordial M&M Cookies:
- It's a little hard to tell when these dark cookies are done, so set a timer!
- Store left-overs in an air-tight container.
How long should cookies cool?
I let most cookies cool on the pan for 3 to 5 minutes and then let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
Are cookies supposed to be soft when you take them out?
Cookies will be soft coming right from the oven. For this reason, you should wait a few minutes before moving them off the baking sheet and onto a cooling rack to prevent breaking the cookie apart.
Double Chocolate Cherry Cordial M&M Cookies
- Total Time: 21 minutes
- Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x
Double Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies made with M&Ms.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ⅔ cups cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup Cherry Cordial M&M's
- Additional chips and M&M's to make things pretty, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat to combine well. Add the flour, cocoa, soda, and salt and stir to combine. Fold in the white chocolate chips and the M&M's.
- Scoop on to the sheet in rounded 1 tablespoon scoops. If you'd like a few more M&M's and white chips to be seen, poke them on the top of the cookie dough ball by hand. This isn't necessary but it makes them prettier. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until the centers are set. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 2 or 3 minutes and then let them finish cooling on a wire rack. Enjoy!
It's a little hard to tell when these dark cookies are done, so set a timer!
Store left-overs in an air-tight container.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 11 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 171
- Sugar: 13.8g
- Sodium: 61.2mg
- Fat: 8.7g
- Carbohydrates: 21.8g
- Protein: 2.4g
- Cholesterol: 24.3mg
Keywords: Dessert, Cookies, M&Ms, Valentine's Day
If Cherry Cordial M&M Cookies aren't your thing, no worries. But I promise you'll like one of these:
Your Valentine will thank you for making these. Trust me!
I made these last night for today-Valentines Day. The batter was really, really dense, so I added 2TBS of whole milk to the batter. This made it much easier to handle. The cookies are good but they are very sweet. So if you like a sort of sweet cookie this one is not for you. Had a difficult time locating the cherry cordial M&M's, finally located them at a CVS. After baking the cookies look just like the ones in the photos--very dark chocolate. Just used regular generic cocoa. Guess they are so dark because of the amount of cocoa used. I like the cookies but my husband LOVED them.
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
I love how dark these cookies are! Did you use dark cocoa? Yummy!
These look so yummy! I'm definitely going to have to try them!
Heather @ French Press
I have never had a cherry cordial,but I do love my chocolate with a bit of fruit 🙂 going to hunt these down today
Yum! chocolate anything and I am in!
Eek! Thanks for the shout out on my funnel cakes! I love these cookies. I'll have to make a batch with Dax soon!
Kylie - The How To Mom
I'm a cherry cordial LOVER! And I love chocolate cookies! These look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing! Pinned this bad boy for sure!