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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies recipe

These yummy cookies have a maraschino cherrypressed into the center and are topped with chocolate.

Recipe: Chocolate CoveredCherry Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
42 maraschino cherries, well-drained
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
4 to 5 teaspoons maraschino cherry liquid

  • Beat sugar and butter until light andfluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients;mix well.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place onungreased cookie sheet. Indent centers; fill each with one cherry.
  • Combine chocolate pieces and sweetenedcondensed milk in small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth.Blend in enough cherry juice to make nice spreading consistency.Drop 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreadingto cover cherry.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 12 minutesor until set.

    Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

    Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin MilkMarketing Board, Inc.

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