Chocolate Cherry Surprises, Variant of Chocolate Covered Surpris

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Sweet and tender cookies with milk chocolate and maraschino cherry centers. These are a variant on my original Chocolate Covered Surprise Cookies #133833. The same method used to form this variant could be used with the Chocolate cookie dough for double the chocolate taste!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour, cherry juice and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F
  5. Stuff each cherry with 1 of the chocolate morsels; wrap in 1 tablespoon of dough, completely covering cherry with dough.
  6. Roll each into ball.
  7. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Reserve remaining chocolate morsels for later use.
  9. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  10. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack; cool 30 minutes.
  11. Melt remaining 1 cup chocolate morsels in top of double boiler over low heat. (Or, place in small microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  12. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.) Dip tops of cookies into melted chocolate.
  13. Return to wire rack; let stand until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.
  14. Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature.

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