Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 539
Yield: 4 dozen cookies


Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 maraschino cherry, drained, reserve juice
1 cup semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons reserved cherry juice


Cookie Dough:
Cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients, except cherries. Blend. Dough will be stiff. Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (or spray with nonstick spray). Push 1/2 cherry into each ball. When all cookies are molded, prepare Frosting and use immediately.

Melt chocolate with milk, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Spread 1/2 teaspoon Frosting over each cherry. Bake at 350° for 8 - 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 539
Calories from Fat: 189

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