Buried Cherry Cookies

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Title: Buried Cherry Cookies
Yield: 2 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Christmas


10 oz Jar maraschino cherries;
-(about 48)
1 1/2 c Flour
1/2 c Unsweetened cocoa
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Butter or margarine
1 c Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1 c Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c Sweetened condensed milk

Drain cherries and reserve juice. Stir together flour, cocoa, soda, powder,
and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter till softened. Add sugar and beat
till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat
till well mixed. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart
on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of each with your thumb. Place
a cherry in center. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate
and sweetened condensed milk. Cook and stir over low heat till chocolate is
melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons reserved cherry juice. Spoon 1 teaspoon
frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover (frosting may be thinned with
additional cherry juice if necessary.) Bake in a 350 degree oven for about
10 minutes or till done. Remove and cool. Makes about 48

Recipe by: Cookies for Christmas

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #907 by Diana Stephens
on Nov 13, 1997