Chocolate and Cherries. I can’t think of a better combination. One of my favorite treats to make for my family is chocolate covered cherries and each time I make them they don’t last long. Recently I came across a recipe for Chocolate covered cherry cookies and since my family loves this candy so much I knew I had to give them a try. They turned out better than I could have imagined.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 Cup Salted Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Cups of Flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 10 ounce jar of maraschino cherries
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix into the egg mixture. Stir until smooth. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls about the size of a walnut (larger if desired). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center of each ball with thumb.
3.Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place a cherry in center of each cookie.
4.In a saucepan, heat the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips until chips are melted. Watch carefully so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
5.Stir in 4 teaspoons of cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each cherry and spread to cover cherry. (More cherry juice may be added if needed.
5.Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
This cookie is delicious! Try it out and let me know what you think.