Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
One of my patients gave me this recipe many years ago...
Over the years I have tweaked it to our personal preference and I can tell you, they are literally "too die for"... the flavors of the cherries, almond, chocolate and sugar, man oh man!!!!
Nothing reminds me more of Christmas than "cherries"!! If you enjoy them as well... make sure you try this recipe!! Be ready for empty platters and lots of smiles!!!
- jars maraschino cherries
- 1 c
- butter (i used unsalted)
- 1 1/2 c
- light brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp
- maraschino cherry juice
- 1 Tbsp
- 1 tsp
- 1 tsp
- almond extract
- 3 c
- all purpose flour
- 3 tsp
- 2 c
- milk chocolate chips (divided)
- 1/4 tsp
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
- 1Start off by preheating your oven to 350F.
Drain and pat dry with paper towels your maraschino cherries, once cherries are dry; add a chocolate chip into the middle of each cherry, set aside.
Mix all your dry ingredient's in a bowl and set aside.
In a bowl add your; butter and sugar. Beat for a few minutes till light and fluffy. Then add; vanilla, almond extract, milk and cherry juice. Add dry flour mixture and mix till thoroughly incorporated and soft dough forms. Cover and chill for 1 hour till dough is easier to handle.
- 4Using the remainder of your chocolate chips and shortening, add to bowl and then microwave in 10-20 second increments (or can use a mini crockpot like I did). Once chocolate has been melted and shortening has been mixed thru thoroughly, dip baked and cooled top of cookies into the warmed melted chocolate. Set on cooling racks so chocolate hardens, and then store in an airtight container.