Halloween Chocolate Cherry Cookie Shots square


Spooky and delicious Halloween Chocolate Cherry Cookie Shots are perfect for holiday parties. The cookie shots are made of a rich chocolate cookie and filled with sweet cherry pie filling or your favorite shot. Top them with whipped cream, a bloody knife and colorful Halloween sprinkles to complete an awesomely gruesome dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords cherry, chocolate, cookie shots, cookies, dessert, Halloween, recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Decorating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 485 kcal
Author Linda Warren


Cookie Shots

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/6 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips optional
  • 1/2 cup chocolate or chocolate chips melted (for lining inside)


  • 1/2 can cherry pie filling or your favorite liqueur


  • 1 cup Whipped cream sprinkles, candy knives


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie mold cavities and inserts with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, both sugars, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Let cool slightly.
  4. Whisk egg and vanilla extract into butter.
  5. Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. You can do all this by hand or use a stand mixer.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips if desired.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough into the bottom of each cavity.
  8. Take an insert and press down firmly into cavity all the way to bottom. Make sure to keep the insert in the center of the cavity.
  9. Repeat with all inserts.
  10. Bake in oven for 17-19 minutes or until the top's of cookies feel firm and dry.
  11. Remove to wire rack and trim edges of cookies that have risen above baking pan.
  12. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes then remove inserts by gently twisting. Remove cookies and let cool completely on wire rack.
  13. Pour sprinkles on to a flat plate.
  14. When cool, melt 1/2 cup chocolate in microwave. using a paint brush, brush the inside of the cookie cups making sure to coat well and seal up any cracks.
  15. Brush extra chocolate on the rims of cookie shots and dip into the plateful of sprinkles.
  16. Let dry. (I like to place mine in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes then I proceed with filling)
  17. Take a can of cherry pie filling and spoon some into each cookie shot or you can pour a shot of your favorite liqueur in just prior to sipping.
  18. Top with whipped cream, either fresh or canned.
  19. Color some of the whipped cream red or drop some red food coloring down side for blood.
  20. Insert a candy knife if you want.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 245mg10%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.