Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

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For these fudgy treats, you spread the frosting on the cookies before baking. Just be sure to use real chocolate (not imitation) because a not-so-real product will not bake properly.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
48

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 48 undrained maraschino cherries (about one 10-ounce jar)

  • 1 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces (not imitation)

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine flour and cocoa; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until well combined. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie. In a small saucepan combine the chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of the reserved cherry juice.

  3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the frosting over each cherry on unbaked cookie, spreading to cover cherry. (Frosting may be thinned with additional cherry juice, if necessary.)

  4. Bake in 350°F oven about 10 minutes or until done. Remove to wire rack; cool. Cover and store at room temperature up to 2 days. Makes 48 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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