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Jessica's Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (7 Reviews)


These special chocolate cookies are baked with a chocolate covered maraschino cherry in the center.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, reserve juice
  • 1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and soda, blending well; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter or margarine and sugar on low speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; beat until smooth and well blended. With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of dough with thumb. Drain Maraschino cherries well, reserving juice. Place a cherry in the center indention of each cookie.

In small saucepan combine chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk; heat over low heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of the reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the topping over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. If frosting seems too thick, thin with a little more cherry juice.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, or until done. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.
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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
just what I was looking for, Member jordison

we had a brainstorm to make chocolate cherry cookies and when I found this recipe, I thought it would be perfect! The flavor is fabulous but I only got 2 1/2 dozen cookies out of a double batch (I wanted the cookie large enough so that the topping didn't run out of it while it was cooking - or maybe an inch to me is a lot bigger that the recipe means??).

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