Fudgey Chocolate-Cherry Cookies


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Serves 48 cookies | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 10

Why I Love This Recipe

My mom has had this recipe for more than 20 years. We've adapted it only slightly. Read more backstory and see more photos at my blog, http://hecooksshecooks.net/2009/12/chocolate-cherry-cookies. Thanks!


Ingredients You'll Need

* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoons almond extract
* 48 maraschino cherries
* 6 oz. semisweet chocolate pieces
* 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder.


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts. Beat well.


Gradually add flour mixture and beat until blended.


Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. (It takes a lot of restraint for me to make them this small, but you really can get 48 cookies out the recipe.)


With a little oil, butter or cooking spray on your finger, press down in the center of all the dough balls.


Prepare the frosting. In a small saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate pieces until melted and combined. Stir in 4 teaspoons of maraschino cherry juice.


Spoon some frosting into the thumbprint of each cookie. Top with a cherry.


Bake 8-10 minutes.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


yummy!!!


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