Chocolate Cherry Cookies
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- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 48 undrained maraschino cherries (reserve 4 tsp cherry juice)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate piece
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Combine flour and cocoa; set aside.
- Beat butter in a med bowl on med speed until softened.
- Add sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Beat until well mixed.
- Beat in egg and vanilla, scraping the side of the bowl.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cooking sheet.
- Press down the centers with your thumb.
- Drain cherries, reserving juice.
- Place a cherry in the center of each cookie in the depression you made with your thumb.
- Combine chocolate pieces and condensed milk in a small saucepan.
- Cook and stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted.
- Stir in 4 teaspoons of the reserved cherry juice.
- Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the chocolate and milk mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry.
- If the frosting is too thick, thin with additional cherry juice.
- Bake in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes or until edges of cookie is firm.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.
- Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Okay, 3 stars because the taste is amazing...BUT....Do NOT put the frosting on before putting them in the oven like it says unless you want to kiss your baking sheets goodbye! It was a half gooey, half solid mess that never fully cleaned off. The cherries were not covered because of how the frosting ran off while in the oven. I had to use the rest of the ganache to cover it afterwards. They were delicious and gooey for sure, but don't make the mistake of putting them with the frosting into the oven!
This is my absolute favorite cookie! I found the recipe on BHG.com and I make batches and batches every year to give out as Christmas gifts because they are so good! I follow the recipe exactly and I've never had a problem with them. They remind me of the Snack Wells Devil's Food cookies with a cherry in the middle. Thanks so much for posting!
YUMMY! I love these cookies! Except I only got 22 cookies out of the dough!? Maybe I made them too big, but I liked the size of them anyway when they were done. Alot of the icing absorbed into the dough when it was baking (made it really yummy and gooey inside) so I put more icing on top after they were done baking and they looked much better. I might even melt some white chocolate and and drizzle over the top for an added visual effect. My 3 year old was making "mmmhhh" noises the whole time he was eating them!! Thanks for this great recipe.
I didn't realize that I had made these already when I tagged them for the Cookie Jar Bake Off so I am just updating my previous review to say that these cookies will be a great addition to my Christmas bake exchanges!! ***Absolutely Delicious! These cookies are so full of chocolate flavour and the cherries add a perfect hidden surprise! These cookies would be perfect for Christmas, as they are picture perfect. You would think that these just stepped off of a magazine page. I used recipe#22881 for the sweetened condensed milk with great results. I also took Ducky's suggestion and had everything assembled before making the frosting, thanks for the tip! I did also make a few of these with chocolate chips instead of cherries for my husband who doesn't like cherries (I iced these with the icing before I added the cherry juice as well) and they were a chocolate lover's dream come true! This is a great recipe, thanks for sharing it! -- posted Jun 6, 2003
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