Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Cherie Szilvagyi

By
@cheries001

So many good recipes handed down through the generations. Grandma Lawrence used to make this one each Christmas. Part of her cookie tray platter and a well loved favorite.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 6 votes
Comments:
Serves:
20 to 25
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
So yummy....with all that beloved flavor of a chocolate covered cherry! Even better, these cookies are easier to prepare than the candies. 

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH

1/2 c
plus 1 tablespoon softened butter
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla
3 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
1 pinch
salt
1 Tbsp
milk or what is needed to make the dough dry but stick together.
1 1/2 c
flour
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries without the stems

FROSTING

1 can(s)
chocolate frosting, warmed

Step-By-Step

1Dry maraschino cherries in a towel and let set out a while to dry well.
2Combine all other ingredients and mix well in mixer. (Add just enough milk to make the dough very dry but still stick together.)
3Pinch off a teaspoon of the cookie dough and roll into a ball and then flatten in your hands. Put a cherry in the middle of the cookie dough disk and close the dough around the cherry and form into a ball...sealing cherry inside completely. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.
4Dip baked cookies in warm chocolate frosting and top with chopped nuts, colorful sprinkles or decorate with corresponding frosting swirls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cherry, #covered