Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift boxfilled with these delightful cookies?
Recipe: Maraschino ChocolateThumbprint Cookies
2 (10-ounce) jars maraschino cherries
Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 1teaspoon juice. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powderin a large mixing bowl; mix well.
Put butter and sugar in medium bowl. Beatwith an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or untilwell blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture;mix well.
Put chocolate chips and milk in a smallsaucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, over low heat until chocolatemelts. Stir in reserve maraschino cherry juice. Let cool slightly.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place onungreased baking pan. Push in centers with thumb; spoon 1 teaspoonchocolate mixture into each thumbprint and top with a cherry.
Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven 10to 12 minutes, or until cookies are firm. Remove to wire racks.Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 baking powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the Cherry Marketing Institute.
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