CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY SURPRISE COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes
  • Servings: 36 to 48 cookies
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon saved maraschino cherry juice
  • 36-48 maraschino cherries, well drained, reserving liquid (they are best left whole)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
  • Shape dough into 1" balls, using a heaping teaspoon.
  • Roll in crushed pecans.
  • Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Make indent in top with thumb and place cherry on top.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate pieces with condensed milk, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until just smooth.
  • Frosting stiffens very quickly.
  • Frost each cookie with about 1 teaspoon frosting, covering the top of cherry and cookie entirely.
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 1 minute on baking sheet.

Notes

I got this recipe from a friend and they just weren't quite what I wanted. So I tweaked it a few times and YEA I got a wonderful cookie!! Yes you bake them with the chocolate frosting on them!!

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