Date Added: 12 Sep 2009
Listed in: Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies Ingredients

1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 T Salt
1/4 T Baking powder
1/4 T Baking soda
1/2 C Butter (or margarine,) Softened
1 C Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 t Vanilla
48 Maraschino cherries

Frosting
6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C Sweetened condensed milk
Cherry juice (4 to 5 tsp)

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies Cooking Instructions

1. In bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking
soda. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and
vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Gradually add dry
ingredients to butter-sugar mixture and beat until well blended.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and
push down center of each ball with thumb. Drain cherries and reserve
juice. Place 1 cherry in center of each indentation. Heat oven to 350
degrees.

3. For frosting, put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in
small saucepan. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir in 4 teaspoons cherry
juice. If too thick, add more juice.

4. Spoon 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry. Spread to cover cherry.
Bake 10 minutes or until done. Do not overcook. Remove to wire rack and
cool. The cookies freeze nicely.



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