Chocolate Cherry Sugar Cookies

These are not your momma’s sugar cookies.  Chocolate cookies with small inlaid cherry cookie hearts are so cute, and perfect Valentine cookies.

sugar cookiesIs it just me or are all movies the same?  I’ve been lamenting {in a very vocal and incessant way} about how predictable and boring I find almost every single movie.

What?!  Are you telling me you didn’t know that Iron Man and Captain America would set aside their differences and learn to work together {in an hour long fight scene} for the good of the country?

Or that Cat Woman would turn out to be just misunderstood?

Or that Katniss and Peeta would both return home?

Robb has been very sweet and trying hard to find some movies I would enjoy more.  He went to the public library and came home with a handful of videos, proudly announcing that there were no guns in any of them.valentine cookies

To be clear, presence/absense of guns is not the yardstick I’m using.  It’s more like presence/absence of plot or interesting characters.

For instance: Bella from Twilight is NOT an interesting character.  And Avengers does NOT have an interesting plot.  My theory is that men watch Avengers to get their superhero fix, and women watch it so they can stare at Thor.

You did it, too.  Admit it.

One of the movies Robb checked out was The Secret Life of Bees.  This movie had far more interesting characters and plot than anything I’ve seen in the past 6 months.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  When the movie ended, I was smiling, but Robb’s comment was, “I try to pick movies you will like, and this is what happens.”

By “this,” he means the story is essentially a sad one.

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What does all this have to do with cookies?  I don’t really know.  I guess you have to be a girl to understand the urge to create a cookie that is cute, involved, and holiday-themed, just so you can eat it while crying through a sad movie.

I will admit that these cookies were a little bit of work, because I had to mix up two different recipes, roll two different doughs, and cut two different sizes of hearts.  It wasn’t particularly difficult, just time consuming.

First, I used this Cherry Cookie recipe for the pink dough.  I don’t even like cherries, but I love this dough.  Then, I used this Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe for the brown dough.  You should know that the cherry recipe makes about twice as much as the chocolate recipe, so you may want to double the chocolate dough or half the cherry dough to get the amounts right.

I also had to go back and forth a bit, cutting pink hearts, then cutting brown hearts, then putting them together on the sheet pan to get the process right.  The best method I found was to cut a large pink heart, then place it on the baking sheet.  Then I cut a small heart out of the center and removed it.  I found the cookie kept it’s shape better if I didn’t have to move it after removing the center heart.  I used the same cutters to cut brown hearts, and placed a small brown heart inside the space in the middle of the larger pink heart.  There wasn’t anything else required to get them to bake together as one seamless cookie.

I recommend eating them with a love story.
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Chocolate Cherry Sugar Cookies
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A cherry sugar cookie and chocolate sugar cookie combination.
Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 5 dozen
  • 1 batch Cherry Cookie dough, found here:
  • 1 batch Chocolate Sugar Cookie dough, found here:
  1. Mix each dough separately, and chill.
  2. Roll a section of each dough to about ½" thickness. Cut large hearts. Place hearts on baking sheet.
  3. Use a small cutter to cut small hearts out of the large hearts, and remove, leaving a hole in the center of each large heart.
  4. Place pink small hearts in the holes of the brown large hearts, and brown small hearts in the holes of the pink large hearts, making sure the edges touch.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees, for 8-12 minutes.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cherry Topping from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate Cherry Swirl Cupcakes from Whisk Kid
Triple Chocolate Cherry M&M Cookies from Tidy Mom

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3 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Sugar Cookies

  1. Carla

    Love the pairing of the two cookie doughs! Never saw Secret Life of Bees, but I did read the book. And although I don’t remember much, I know it was a really good story. Pass the cookies, please.

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