Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 744
Yield: 4 dozen
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Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
24-48 maraschino cherries, drained, reserve juice
Chocolate Frosting:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons reserved cherry juice
milk juice


For 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 (or whole) cherry into each ball. When all cookies are molded, prepare Chocolate Frosting and use immediately.

For Chocolate Frosting:
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.

This is a very pretty cookie whose frosting is thick, so actually stays where you spread it. I like to leave a bit of the cherry showing to tempt with the ruby treasure inside.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 744
Calories from Fat: 257

This Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame Guilty Pleasures Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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