Monday, February 18, 2013

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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These were a tradition growing up.  My Great-Grandma came up with these cookies and my Grandma always made them for Christmas.  In our house, they've moved to Valentine's Day and make a wonderful treat with the chocolate and red cherry.

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Cookie Dough:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Chocolate Frosting:
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
Marischino Cherry Juice

1. Preparing the dough: Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add remaining ingredients and blend at low speed until your dough forms.

2. Shape into 1 in balls and place 2 in apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Push 1/2 maraschino cherry into each ball.

4. Prepare your frosting.  Frost all your cookies.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min or until done.


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