cherry blueberry cookie cups on a patriotic plate

Cherry Blueberry Cookie Cups

These red, white and blue Cherry Blueberry Cookie Cups are great for Memorial Day, Independence Day or any day you want a little fruity cookie.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 jar blueberry preserves
  • 1 jar Maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream shortening and cheese together. Add sugar, egg and extract; mix thoroughly.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture. Chill dough.
  4. Divide dough into 48 pieces. Press each piece into a cup of a mini-muffin pan, press down in the middle and up on the sides to cover the entire cup with a well in the center.
  5. Drop a small teaspoon of blueberry jam into each cookie cup.
  6. Top with a cherry. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cookie just starts to turn brown.