Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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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

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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.

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About Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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