1/2cupmaraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped + additional cherries to top the cookies
3/4cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips + additional chocolate chips to top the cookies
1/4cupwhite chocolate chunks + additional white chocolate chunks to top the cookies
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Finely chop and pat dry the cherries with a paper towel.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar for 2 minutes until fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat again.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Continue mixing by hand with a spatula.
Add in the chopped cherries, semi-sweet and white chocolate, mixing with a spatula until combined.
Form 15 balls. Place them on the baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. With your palm, gently press down on each dough ball to flatten slightly. Top the cookies with additional maraschino cherry pieces and chocolate.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!