Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Prep time: 1:15 Overall time: 1:15
24 servings scale / convert
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup Eagle Brand Sweetnened Condensed Milk
1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 jar (2 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained, liquid reserved
Stir together first 5 dry ingredients. Beat margarine and sugar; then add egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture until blended. Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls on ungreased cookie sheets. Press down center with thumb. Put well drained cherry in center. Melt chocolate chips and milk over low heat. Stir in 4 tsp. reserved cherry syrup. Spoon 1 tsp. frosting over each cherry. Spread to cover. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
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reviewed Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
I got this recipe from another website last year. I love this recipe. I made them yesterday and one thing I did different with the icing was that I melted the chocolate morsels and sweetened condensed milk in the microwave. I didn't let it get too hot, just enough to melt it and stir it together. I only added a few teaspoons of the cherry juice so it wouldn't get too thin. Then I added the icing a little at a time in a pastry bag and piped it on each cookie giving it a nice appearance. I used the "star" tube/tip and swirled it around each cherry until covered but you can become very creative using the other tips. Last year when I made these cookies, there was a lot of icing left over but this year there wasn't as much left over probably due to applying more frosting with the pastry bag and not adding as much cherry juice.