Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies


These cookies get a big thumbs up from my family!  They are easy to make but look like they took forever.  They would make a great gift.

I bought a jar of maraschino cherries that were already sliced in half so I didn’t even have that to do.  I put the cooled cookies in the freezer.


Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Drain the cherries, reserving 3 tsps. juice. Cut cherries in half and set aside.

Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and 2 tsps of the reserved cherry juice; beat until well blended.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Press your thumb in the middle of each ball and place a cherry half in each indentation.

Put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until chips melt and the mixture is well blended. Stir in remaining 1 tsp of cherry juice. Spoon 1 tsp mixture over each cherry half.

Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen or so depending on the size of your cookies.


Happy Baking!


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