Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

These moist, chocolaty cookies taste like chocolate-covered cherries. To give them a little more panache, melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies after everything else is done.

Makes: 18Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Makes: 18

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar (10 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained, with juice reserved

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  • Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa. Roll in 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation with your thumb in middle of cookies.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk and one tablespoon reserved cherry juice. Cool slightly. Place 1 teaspoon of chocolate mixture in indentation of cookies. Press 1 cherry into chocolate. Cover cherries with 1 teaspoon more chocolate.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Cool.