Friday, June 11, 2010

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Happy Friday!!  I know, I know, I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas.  Here is one of my favorite decadent cookies - chocolate cookie with a marachino cherry center and rich icing seals the deal.  I heart chocolate covered cherries and all of their oozy goodness :)

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (drained, juice reserved)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat well
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and stir until smooth
  5. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press the center of each ball with your thumb (to create a well for the cherry goodness)
  7. Place a cherry in indentation of each cookie ball
  8. In a saucepan, heat condensed milk and chocolate chips until chocolate is melted
  9. Stir in 4 teaspoons of cherry juice
  10. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each cherry and spread to cover cherry (thin with additional cherry juice as needed)
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes


Ginger said...

Mmmmm...delectable looking. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Oh my...these look crazy good! Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory


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