Chocolate Cherry Nuggets

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

I love to make these pretty little gems at Christmas and Valentines Day!


I especially love the new Hershey Kisses with the cherry filling with these cookies!

Oh, move over Chocolate covered cherries!!


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Comments:

Serves:

4-5 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Dawn is right! Move over chocolate covered cherries, this is one good cookie. When you combine all the ingredients, the flavors work so well together. I especially like the addition of pecans ... it gives each bite a little crunch.

Ingredients

2 c
butter or margarine, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
salt
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 pkg
12 ounce- mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1 c
maraschino cherries-drained and cut in fourths
1 pkg
Hershey kisses, your choice of flavor

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In large bowl, cream butter well. Add sugar, vanilla and salt.
3
Gradually add flour, mixing until well blended-batter gets stiff.
4
Mix in chocolate chips, nuts and cherries.
5
Drop by teaspoonful or grab chunks and roll into balls. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Slightly flatten with fingertip.

Bake about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
6
After removing from oven, while still warm top with Hershey Kiss or the new cherry filled Hershey Kisses work well with this recipe. Bake another minute.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American