Maraschino Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by greyghost
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 2-3 dozen




  • Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 1 tsp juice.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in large bowl, mix well.
  • Put butter and sugar in medium bowl and beat with mixer on medium for 3-4 minutes or until well blended.
  • Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add flour mixture, mix well.
  • Put chocolate chips and milk in small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  • Stir in reserved maraschino cherry juice.
  • Let chocolate cool slightly.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking pan.
  • Push centers in with thumb and spoon 1 tsp of chocolate mixture into each thumbprint.
  • Top with a cherry.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove and cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container.