Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Choco-Chery Chookies

Kiddo C loves cherries...I mean LOVES cherries.  So, it shouldn't be a shocker that she LOVED these cookies.  I mean, really, who doesn't love that chocolate and cherry combination?!  These cookies are a delightful fudgey brownie like bite with a splendid cherry surprise. 

Choco-Cherry Cookies
Recipe Source:  My Tasty Treasures
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 48 Maraschino Cherries (10 oz jar) undrained.  (I only used about 30-ish)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350.
In a bowl, combine flour and cocoa powder, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on high for 30 seconds.  Beat in sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add in egg and vanilla and continue beating to incorporate.  Slowly, add flour/cocoa mixture. 
Shape dough into 1" balls.  Make an indentation into each cookie with your thumb.  Drain cherries, reserving juice.  Press a cherry (or half of a cherry if they are large) into each cookie.
In a small pan, melt chocolate chips in the sweetened condensed milk.  Add 4 tsp cherry juice.
Spoon 1 tsp frosting over cherry in each cookie.  Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for one minute before removing to rack.

This recipe has been linked to:
This Chick Cooks
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home
Eat at Home