Chewy Chocolate-Covered Cherries Cookie Recipe Is Tried & True by Donna John

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2 months ago
Chewy Chocolate-Covered Cherries Cookie Recipe Is Tried & True

This delicious chocolate cookie recipe hides a fun surprise in the center – a maraschino cherry. This easy chocolate cookie recipe is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray!

If you have leftover frosting, it makes a decadent dip for sugar cookies or chunks of pound cake for dessert. Sounds delicious, right? It is! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Beat the butter until smooth, about 30 seconds, with an electric mixer. Add the sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Beat well. Add the egg and vanilla.
  3. Gradually incorporate the flour and cocoa mixture.
  4. Drain the cherries, reserving the juice. Pat them dry with a paper towel. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Use your thumb and make a hole (don't go all the way through) in the center of each cookie. Put one cherry in each hole.
  5. To make the frosting, in a small saucepan combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Melt over low heat. When melted, add 4 teaspoons of the reserved cherry juice. Mix well.
  6. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the frosting over each cookie to cover the cherry. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 9 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack or foil.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Beautiful! OMG, these look so good. Thank you for the step-by-step photos. You make me believe I can do it. Can't wait to try your yummy recipe, Donna John ! #yum
Holly Budde
YUm. This looks like a valentine craft to me ❤️
Donna John
Yes! They would make great Valentine's Day gifts. Guess I'll have to make them again so I can take a less-Christmasy photo. Aww. ;-) Holly Budde

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