Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

These tasty little treats are a cookie that my Mom has been making for years, they're super sweet and delicious.. just the right amount of cherry flavor to go perfectly with the chocolate.

I like to eat them while they're still warm so that the chocolate is nice and gooey!

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
1 jar of maraschino cherries (reserve 1/4 cup of cherry juice)
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl combine the flour and cocoa and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until softened. Add in teh sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda, mix until well combined. Add in the egg and vanilla, mix together then slowly add in the flour/cocoa mixture.

In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips until melted. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cherry juice and mix until completely smooth.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Press a cherry into the center of each cookie and bake for about 9-10 minutes.

Let cookies sit for about a minute after pulling them out of the oven and then cover each cookie with a spoonful of the melted chocolate mixture. Let sit on cookie sheet for another minute or so, then move to a wire rack to cool.



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