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Frosted Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 Frosted Chocolate Cherry Cookies
My five brothers and I lost our mother when we were young, so we started cooking at an early age. Being successful in the kitchen is easy with tried-and-true recipes like this.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt, baking powder and
  • baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Drain cherries, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons juice. Pat cherries dry.
  • Shape 1 tablespoon of dough around each cherry. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until
  • set. Cool on wire racks.
  • For frosting, in a saucepan, heat chocolate chips and milk until

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Frosted Chocolate Cherry Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • chips are melted; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Add
  • reserved cherry juice and remaining salt. Frost cookies. Yield:
  • about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 275 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.