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Choco-Cherry Swirl Cookies

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Choco-Cherry Swirl Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 5 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 72
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These roll-up chocolate cookies filled with cream cheese and cherries are perfect for an anytime dessert.
Updated Jul 12, 2010

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup drained chopped maraschino cherries

Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose or unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cream cheese and almond extract; mix well. Stir in coconut. Set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, margarine, cherry liquid and egg; beat until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well.
  • 3
    Shape dough into rope about 18 inches long; place lengthwise on 24-inch long sheet of waxed paper. Top with another sheet of waxed paper. Roll out dough to 20x10-inch rectangle. Peel off top sheet of paper.
  • 4
    Spread dough with cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with cherries. Starting with 20-inch side and using paper to lift dough, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion. Press edges to seal. Cut roll in half to form two 10-inch long rolls. Wrap each roll in waxed paper or plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm.
  • 5
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheets.
  • 6
    Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

50 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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