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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Sift together:

1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Cream together:

1/2 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Oven to 350.

Mix dry into wet.  Shape into 1" balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press down center of dough.

1 10oz jar maraschino cherries

Drain cherries, reserving juice.  Place cherry in center of each cookie.

In small saucepan combine:

6oz chocolate chips
1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
4 tsp reserved cherry juice (if thinning is necessary, use a little more)

Spoon 1 tsp of frosting over each cherry, spreading if necessary.

Bake 10 minutes or until done.

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