This Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe Take Chocolate-Covered Cherries Up the Food Chain by Donna John

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9 months ago
This Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe Take Chocolate-Covered Cherries Up the Food Chain

These deep chocolate cookies hide a fun surprise in the center – a maraschino cherry. If you have extra frosting, it makes a decadent dip for sugar cookies or chunks of pound cake. 

You'll need: 

Here's how to make them:

Combine the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Mix well.

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.

Gradually incorporate the flour and cocoa mixture.

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.

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.

Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the frosting over each cookie to cover the cherry. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack or foil.

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Elisa A. 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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