Double Chocolate Cherry Drops

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READY IN: 1hr 12mins
YIELD: 48 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar and sugar large mixer bowl.
  • Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt beat until well mixed.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and ½ cup cherries by hand drop dough by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in 1 quart saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  • Combine chocolate mixture and powdered sugar in small bowl.
  • Stir half & half and reserved cherry juice until smooth.
  • If frosting is too thick, stir in additional cherry juice.
  • Frost cooled cookies.
  • Place 1 cherry half in center of each cookie.
  • Let stand on waxed paper until set.
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