Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights

Recipe by QueenBee49444
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350°F, rack in middle position.
  • Melt butter and mix in sugar.
  • Let mixture cool.
  • Add eggs, mix thoroughly.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and cocoa, stirring after each addition.
  • Add flour and mix well (dough will be stiff and a bit crumbly).
  • Drain cherries, remove stems, reserve juice.
  • Pat dough into walnut-sized balls.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet.
  • Press down in center with thumb to make a deep indentation.
  • Place one cherry in each indentation.
  • In a saucepan, over simmering water (double boiler), combine the chocolate chips and condensed milk.
  • Heat on low until the chips are melted.
  • Add approximately 1/8 cup of reserved cherry juice and stir to a thick sauce.
  • If sauce is too thick, carefully add a little more juice. Test with a teaspoon. If it doesn't glob off, it is too thick.
  • Spoon the sauce over the center of each cookie, just enough to cover each cherry. Make sure it doesn't drip down the sides.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
  • Remove to rack to finish cooling.