Cherry Chip Cookies are soft cream cheese sugar cookies made with a sugar cookie mix and loaded with lots of cherry baking chips. Try my Giant Sugar Cookies with Pink Buttercream for another fun way to make sugar cookies!

Cherry Chip Cookies

Cherry Chip Cookies

Sugar cookies are basic but delicious cookies that have become known for cut-out shapes and decorating. The cookies can also be soft and chewy, like my Amish Sugar Cookies. These Cherry Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and made with storebought sugar cookie mix and just three additional ingredients.

Raw Cherry Chip Cookie Dough on Sheetpan

Cherry Chip Cookies Ingredients

With just four ingredients, you can get these soft cookies made in no time! They are made with sugar cookie mix, but if you want to make them homemade, add the cherry chips to my Amish Sugar Cookie recipe.

Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before beating with a mixer.

Egg: Just like the cream cheese, the egg should also be at room temperature.

Sugar Cookie Mix: Buy a package of sugar cookie mix to add to the other ingredients. Again, if you prefer a homemade version of these cookies, go to my Amish Sugar Cookie recipe.

Cherry Baking Chips: I used the mini cherry baking chips. Wondering where on earth to get cherry morsels? You can buy Sweet Cherry Chips from Amazon. (affiliate link) They are stocked in my grocery store, but you might want to call your grocery store to see if they have them. If you have ever had a cherry dip cone from Dairy Queen, that is EXACTLY what they taste like! 

Cherry Chip Cookies from Overhead with One Broken

Can I Freeze Cookies?

Yes! This batch yields 24 cookies, so you can freeze the cookies after they are baked or freeze the dough. To freeze the cookies after they have been baked, let them cool completely. Place the cooled cookies on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Remove from the freezer and store in a freezer-safe container for 3-4 weeks.

To freeze the dough, place the balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the dough balls are completely frozen. Once frozen, transfer the dough to freezer-safe zipper bags. When ready to bake, simply bake as many of the cookies as you need from frozen. You may need to increase the baking time by 1-2 minutes.

Stacked Cherry Chip Cookies
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Cherry Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Cherry Chip Cookies are soft cream cheese sugar cookies made with a sugar cookie mix and loaded with lots of cherry baking chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 package (17.5 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1 cup cherry baking chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and mix on medium until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Slowly add the sugar cookie mix to the bowl, and continue to mix on medium until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Gently fold in the cherry chips.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, add the dough to the lined baking sheet, leaving 2 inches on each side to allow for spreading.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly before serving.

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Reader Comments

    1. Hi, Bonnie! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. I think half chocolate (or dark chocolate) chips and half cherry chips would be delicious! Let us know if you try it, and have a wonderful day!

  1. Hi there. Just a general question on how you came about creating this recipe? It’s just because it a recipe I published on a national website over 11 years ago with 1 change, the baking chips (flavor of chips and increased by 1/3 cup). But the recipe is the one I created from trying mimic an Otis Spunkmeyer Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie.

    1. HI Melissa! I saw a similar version on TikTok. But yes, I did change the flavor of the chips and the amount. When I am recipe testing recipes I always try to find the original but TikTok is notorious for not sharing the original creator.

  2. I have never seen Cherry chips. I’ve seen mint and butterscotch, but never cherry. Could chopped and dried marachino cherries be used?

  3. I made these and they were very easy, and pretty good. Next time I think I will add a tsp of almond extract and maybe finely chopped almonds. I ordered the cherry chips from amazon.

  4. I never knew I needed this in my life UNTIL this post. Cherry chips added to cart. Thank you ….granted my pterodactyl wings and giant butt will not thank you 😜

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