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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweetened condensed milk milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Combine flour and cocoa powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer till softened. Add sugar, soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat till combined. Add egg and vanilla; beat. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie. In a small saucepan combine chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk; heat till chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons reserved cherry juice.
3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. If necessary, thin frosting with additional cherry juice. Bake in a 350° oven about 10 minutes or till done. Remove to wire rack; cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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