Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Carole F


This recipe came from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine from 1997. This one is considered "Favorites Forever"!

What is so unique about this cookie is you frost the cookie first before baking! How cool is that..!!

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1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c
butter or margarine
1 c
1/4 tsp
each of salt, baking powder and baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
undrained maraschino cherries (about a 10 ounce jar)
6 ounce pkg. tollhouse or hershey's semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 c
sweetened consdensed milk

Directions Step-By-Step

In a mixing bowl combine flour and cocoa; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or till softened. Add sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat till well combined. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie. In a small saucepan combine the chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk; heat till chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of reserved cherry juice.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. (Frosting may be thinned with additional cherry juice, if necessary)
Bake in 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or till done. Remove from oven and place on wire rake to cool.
***Very said to use the Best chocolate..don't substitute for off won't bake properly!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy