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Chocolate Cherry Cookies Recipe

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A juicy maraschino cherry peeks out from under a creamy frosting in this chocolate cookie. I've been making them for years and they've never failed to satisfy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 24 maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 167 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, cherry juice and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Place a cherry half in each indentation.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with milk, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in cherry juice until blended. Spoon about 1 teaspoon over each cherry (frosting will spread over cookies during baking). Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Cherry Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p72

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 167 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Reminds me of a recipe my mom made when I was little. I cut up the cherries and mixed in with batter. Very good!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Best cookie recipe on the planet!"

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