Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 T Salt
1/4 T Baking powder
1/4 T Baking soda
1/2 C Butter (or margarine,)
Softened
1 C Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 t Vanilla
48 Maraschino cherries
Frosting
6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C Sweetened condensed milk
Cherry juice (4 to 5 tsp)

  • In bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat well.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture and beat until well blended.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and push down center of each ball with thumb.
  • Drain cherries and reserve juice.
  • Place 1 cherry in center of each indentation.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • For frosting, put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in small saucepan.
  • Heat until chocolate melts.
  • Stir in 4 teaspoons cherry juice.
  • If too thick, add more juice.

  • Spoon 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry.
  • Spread to cover cherry.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until done.
  • Do not overcook.
  • Remove to wire rack and cool.
  • The cookies freeze nicely.

Posted by aeirin at 11:45 PM
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