Chocolate Cherry Beauties
  • Cooking Time: 10 min
  • Preparation Time: 30 min
  • 185 g flour
  • 30 g cocoa
  • 1/3 teas salt
  • 185 g butter, softened
  • 105 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teas almond or vanilla essence
  • 30 g almonds, toasted, chopped
  • Glace cherries for decorating
  • a bit of melted chocolate (to stick cherries)
  1. Mix all dry ingredients, add butter, egg yolk and essence. Make a soft dough, wrap in cello paper and keep in a cool spot for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 190*C, prepare baking tins. Baking paper helps a lot.
  3. Form small balls from dough, put on a baking sheet, and middle of every ball press with your finger (or similar). Bake 8-9 minutes. When slightly cooled, each hole fill with a bit of chocolate and decorate with half of a cherry.
  4. Keep in a cool spot for 2-3 weeks.
Must-have for Christmas!