Pretty in Pink Cookies


These sweet little treats combine the luscious goodness of butter cookies with white chocolate, dark chocolate, and cherries. And they’re pink. Could your Valentine ask for more? I’m posting these a day ahead to give you time to go to the store, but I found all the ingredients already in my pantry. (Since I can’t remember the last time I went to a store.)

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How to make Pretty in Pink Cookies:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry liquid
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add the cherry liquid and vanilla; beat again. Stir in white and dark chocolate chips and chopped cherries. Work in the remaining ingredients.

You’ll have a somewhat stiff cookie dough. Get your hands in there and shape it into a nice ball. There’s plenty of butter in there, it’ll work.

Scoop off spoonfuls of dough to make approximately one-inch balls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets then press firmly over the tops with the bottom of a glass to flatten.

Bake at 350-degrees for about 15 minutes. Recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies. (Baking time and yield will vary depending on the size you make your cookie dough balls.) Let cool completely on a wire rack before adding the pink sugar edging.

Pink Sugar Edging
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons milk
pink sugar sprinkles

Melt and stir white chocolate chips, shortening, and milk. Dip edge of each cookie in the melted white chocolate….

….then in the pink sugar sprinkles.

Place on waxed paper until the edging sets up.

It just takes a few minutes.

I know it’s hard to wait. Now you can have one or six!

Pretty delicious in pink!

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  1. mommafox says:

    I can hear Clover now…Do I REALLY have to share my Pretty In Pink Cookies with the other kids? :yes: :yes:

  2. Michele Messier says:

    I will have to try these they are original!!! :hungry: :hungry: :hungry:

  3. Leah says:

    Those cookies are pretty enough for the bakery! Sound good too. Baby Brooke would LOVE some and me too for that matter! Thanks for posting in time to run to the store!!! :heart:

  4. Runningtrails says:

    I love shortbread and cherries! Have to make these!

  5. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    YU-U-U-U-MMY!! Forget giving these to someone! :hungry: Thanks Suzanne for bringing us all the wonderful recipes and things. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    Oh, yeah. BBB!!!

  7. Little Homestead in the Village says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. They look yummy. I will bake some today for a Valentines treat for my family. I have recently found your site and am enjoying it very much. Happy Valentines Day.


  8. Heather says:

    Now there is a very pretty cookie. Might have to make some for my mom–these are right up her alley.

  9. Chic says:

    Oh Ya…I’ll have to try these today! :hungry2:

  10. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    😉 yummmy pretty!!

  11. CindyP says:

    Oh, they look delicious! I think the kids need some of them! (me, too, shhhh)

    Are the kids home yet to enjoy them? Or are they all for 52?

  12. debbie says:

    Going shopping today, might need more cherries. Everything else I have, even white chocolate chips that I had no idea of what I could do with them. Or even actually where they came from. Thanks Suzanne.

  13. Susan at Charm of the Carolines says:

    Beautiful! I want one… or two… or …


  14. Julia says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Look yummy! when I bake cookies, I usually mix the flour and the baking powder in with the sugar and butter before I add the nuts or chocolate chips, so this will be a new technique for me. Do you need to mix the dry ingredients together before adding them to the dough? Also, you say “work in”. Does that mean to use a spoon because a mixer won’t work?



  15. Dianna McBride says:

    The cookies look yummy! The recipe sounds simple enough to do. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Debnfla3 says:

    David just walked by and said he wanted me to bake him some of these cookies. So…..I guess I’ll be making my sweetie some cookies!


  17. Barbee' says:

    Perfect for Valentines! What a gift a box of these would be!

  18. SuzieQ says:

    Checking the cupboard and then to store if I need anything…these look delicious..perfect for Valentine’s day.. :snoopy: :snoopy:

  19. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Oh, no – just when I got my keyboard cleaned off (all the crumbs and cat hair, you know), you’ve got me drooling on it again!!!


  20. Amber says:

    This is a great way to use up that jar of maraschino cherries that has been living in my refrigerator door for a while now. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  21. Technobabe says:

    These sound decadent and perfect for a Valentine surprise. I don’t have cherries but I can certainly get them today. Thanks for the great recipe.

  22. Susie Doty says:

    My husband just went out to the store to get the cherries for me and maybe, just maybe something to surprise me for Valentines day. LOL. that is how I ask him. If he wants to go out I also need the cherries to make these cookies and pizza sauce to make my homemade pizza for supper. :hungry: After showing him your picture of them He wants them for his Valentines treat.

  23. Yvonne says:

    SUZANNE….HELP!!! I thought any changes you made would be good. But now I can’t even tell what today’s post was supposed to be! I don’t like the “slide show”. Sorry, I liked it better the way it was, but I’ll hang in there and try to adapt. Still Love Ya!

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      Yvonne, the slide show is the most recent post in each category, so the newest ones are the ones you haven’t read. 🙂 The Daily Farm Photo is new every day, and the other posts are new periodically as I rotate between categories as I post, depending on what’s going on. If you come every day, you’ll recognize the photo/post title that you haven’t seen before. This setup will enable me to post twice some days in different categories without pushing another post off and will also help people find what they’re looking for easier. Give it a chance–it’ll work much better, I promise!

  24. jan-n-tn says:

    Thank you for explaining to us..I was about to worry that somehow I may miss a posting. Since my memory isn’t that good to start. I’ll try to remember which pictures I’ve already read about. Oh Foooy, I’ll just reread them all if necessary.
    We’ll get the hang of’s all gonna be OK.

  25. Cranberry says:

    OMG I am so ready for a cookie right now! Delish!

  26. Kieran says:

    Suzanne, I am so envious you don’t remember the last time you went to the store! I have to go for milk all the time. Do you freeze yours, or do you have your own cow??

  27. YayaOrchid says:

    Suzanne, these cookies not only looks delicious but also beautiful! Lord, I can only say that I do believe the Lord blesses you more and more because of your wonderful knack for knowing how to share your ideas and skills to inspire others. May he continue to bless you greatly! In other words, you are a blessing to me! :snoopy:

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