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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.


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!