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Chocolate Cherry Cookies


Chocolate cherry cookie recipe, a great idea for Valentine's Day.

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup cherry or seedless raspberry preserves


Cream together the shortening, brown sugar, salt, and egg yolk until light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate then stir in the sifted flour. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Shape into 1-inch balls. Lightly beat the egg white in a small bowl. Dip cookie dough balls into egg white then roll in chopped nuts. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet; press centers with thumb to make indention. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and press centers again. Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer, until done. Cool slightly; remove from baking pan. When cool, fill centers with preserves.
Makes 30 to 36 cookies.

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