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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Chocolate Cherry Cookies are my favorite cookies. Its easy to make and exceedingly delcious. There is not a year that passes by without my family treating ourselves to some yummy Chocolate Cherry Cookies!
  Unsweetened chocolate 2 Ounce (2 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), well drained (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Semisweet chocolate chips/Milk chocolate chips 6 Ounce (1 Cup)

Melt unsweetened chocolate in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water.
Remove from heat; cool.
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until light.
Add egg and melted chocolate; beat until fluffy.
Stir in cake flour, vanilla and salt until well blended.
Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
With knuckle of a finger, make a deep indentation in center of each ball.
Place a cherry into each indentation.
Bake 8 minutes or just until set.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in small bowl over hot water.
Stir until melted.
Remove cookies to wire racks.
Drizzle melted chocolate over tops while still warm.
Refrigerate until chocolate is set.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3529 Calories from Fat 1477

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 170 g261%

Saturated Fat 91.4 g457.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 453.4 mg151.1%

Sodium 1022.4 mg42.6%

Total Carbohydrates 481 g160.2%

Dietary Fiber 41.5 g166.1%

Sugars 176.1 g

Protein 61 g122.9%

Vitamin A 61.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 33.9% Iron 61%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Cherry Cookies Recipe