Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
There are other cherry chocolate cookies on here but this one is a little different. I got this recipe from a community cookbook in the 1980s. I don't really like maraschino cherries so I either put a pecan or walnut half on top or I just frost them as is. 2/3 cup butter is 10 and 2/3 tablespoons.
- 2⁄3 cup softened butter
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 2⁄3 cups flour
- 6 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 36 maraschino cherries, halves
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter, 3/4 cup sugar, egg, and vanilla in bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add mixture of flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.
- Shape into 1 inch balls.
- Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Press cherry half into center of each cookie.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until almost set.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water in saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.
- Stir until chocolate melts.
- Frost tops of cookies, leaving cherries unfrosted.
Made this up for some neighbor children yesterday & almost forgot to review it! I pretty much followed the ingredients & recipe EXCEPT that for half the cookies I used maraschino cherry halves, while on the others I used smaller, whole cherries! No difference in taste, of course, but I enjoyed the 'bump' the whole cherry made! Closer to Samhain/Halloween I might even make these up with a white chocolate frosting, then pipe a dark chocolate on that to make the outline of an eye! Anyway, these are nice tasting cookies (I managed a handful for myself) & the kids devoured them right off! [Tagged, made & reviewed just for the halibut!]