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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
10-16 oz jar marachino cherries (about 48)
1 6-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, stir together flour cocoa, salt, baking powder & baking soda. Separately, beat together butter & sugar until fluffy. Add egg & vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients & beat until well blended. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb.

Drain cherries and reserve the juice. Place 1-2 cherries in center of each cookie.

In small sauce pan, combine chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir in 4 teaspoons of reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of frosting over each cherry to cover.

Bake 10-12 minutes & let cool completely.

**It seems a little counter-intuitive to fully assemble these before baking, but that is how it's done.

2 comments:

Susieqtpie said...

sounds just about like what i'm looking for ..... just curious.... did you try and put the cherry inside the dough? hmmmmm I think i'm going to try this recipe and wrap the dough around it .... i'll let u know how it goes.... THANKS so much for your help. I've looked for this online with no avail!

Groovewoman said...

Thank you for posting the recipe, because I HAVE GOT to try these! YUMMY!