Chocolate Cherry Cookies

READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • 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.