Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

These cookies are delicious.  They remind me of brownies and chocolate covered cherries all in one amazing cookie.  They disappear fast, so make sure you try one first.  Someone has to be in charge of quality control, right?


1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 c. condensed milk

Preheat oven to 30 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In mixer bowl, beat together butter and sugar on low speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; beat until well blended.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls;  place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of ball with thumb (not too deep).

Drain cherries, reserving juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie.

In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. Frosting may be thinned with cherry juice.

Bake for 10 minutes or until done.  Yield; 4 dozen.


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