Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tis the Season!

I love baking cookies at Christmas Time, and these here are my husbands VERY favorite. They're simple to make, they look festive, and best of all they are Deeeeeee-lish, and if you love Chocolate Covered Cherries, these will no doubt be your favorite cookie too!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla
24 maraschino cherries
1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 c sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder & salt together, set aside.

In a mixer beat the butter until softened. Add the sugar to the butter & beat until light & fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture & beat until well mixed.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls & place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheets. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Drain the cherries reserving the juice. Remove the stems & cut the cherries in half. Place 1/2 of a cherry into the indentation in each cookie.

Put the chocolate chips & condensed milk in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of the cherry juice. Spoon 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of chocolate over the top of each cherry covering it completely. If the chocolate is too thick add a little more cherry juice.

Bake for 10 minutes & cool on a rack.
Makes 48
Merry Christmas from TDIPT!!


  1. ooh...they look tasty! I'm going to copy the recipe and make them. I've never seen anything like this and I want to make some new cookies this year. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for sharing Patty,I can't wait to try them ~~Pam

  3. Man!!! I hate stopping by our blog, it always makes me SO hungry!!! LOL .... Yummy, Yummy!!!

  4. Help. They did not come out. I am not new to baking. I followed the recipe exactly. While baking the dough spread moderately and the chocolate melted and slit off of the cherry and cookie onto the pan where it burned. So now I have a chocolate cookie with a cherry in the middle. Looks like a chocolate somewhat flattened thumb print cookie. What happened?


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