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Cherry Chocolate Cookies

No one can resis the chewy texture of these fudgy cookies. I always double the recipe because they disappear quickly around our house. —Kim Williams, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 6-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 303 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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