Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Jules —  December 12, 2007

I am so excited! I have found my new Christmas cookie for our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange! I did a test run of this recipe last night and my family’s eyes lit up with delight as they nibbled away. They are delicious! I have to make seven dozen for our exchange, but I get to bring home seven dozen different yummy cookies. It’s so fun!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add dry ingredients and stir until smooth.

3. Roll into 1 – inch balls about the size of a walnut (larger if desired). Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Drain cherries and reserve juice. Press center of each ball with thumb. Place a cherry in indentation.

5. In a saucepan, heat condensed milk and chocolate chips until chips are melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each cherry and spread to cover cherry. (More cherry juice may be addeed to keep frosting of spreading consisitency.)

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”

Jules

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18 responses to Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

  1. Oh! WoW!!! Really yummy looking.

  2. They aren’t hard to make, either.

    I got over two dozen out of a batch.

  3. OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!! My those are beautiful. I’m making cookies this week. YOURS!!!!
    I bet Ian’s eyes light up when he see’s his afterschool snack this time. I can’t wait. I should get my neighbors together for an exchange.

  4. You guys are so ambitious. I want to make some too, but will have to make a trip to the market.

  5. I went to the library & got TWO Christmas cookie cook books & I still can’t decide what cookie I want to make! Those are really pretty :-) Can’t wait to see you next week!

  6. Mine did not turn out as perfect looking as these. My camera has died. I am disappointed and need to start saving up to eventually get a new one. I completely frosted my cherries and then drizzled lines of frosting over the entire cookie. I may try just drizzling the frosting over the cherry, but the frosting is so delicious that the cookie is really yummy completely covered in frosting.

    Amber, I found my recipe off of all recipes. I like reading the reviews to help me decide. This one had lots and lots of reviews and they were all really positive.

  7. Can’t wait to try those little beauties!!! I’m excited about the exchange. I’m getting my grocery list together today to get out and get cracking.

    Man, I’m glad school is back in session today!! We were out again yesterday.

  8. Those look scrumptious!!!

  9. Those look yummy! Hope you saved some for this weekend. We have a bunch of snow coming this way!

  10. Marlis said…
    Jules, I just got thru making your cookies and they are so unique and delicious.

    I was missing some ingredients the other day and had to postpone till today. Ya made my day girl.

    December 15, 2007 12:35 PM

  11. Your right the frosting is out of this world, I enjoyed cleaning the bowl.

    I covered the cherrys too. It more or less indicates that. But the icing is so good it called for more than a drizzle.

  12. Why do you do that? Now I am going to have to make them and I will eat wayyyy to many of them.They look so good.Loved the pictures of your family over the holiday, they are so neet.

  13. I’m so excited, I made the cho. Cherry cookies and they came out looking just like your pic. above. They are very yummy. Gil likes them too.

  14. These cookies are deliscious! Thanks for sharing these with me and my family.

  15. Oooh–After seeing these, I was thinking that I just must try these cookies out, but I see Mom made some. Mommmmmm, please bring some for us to try! Please please purty please! I love you! (said with a very huge grin and big innocent eyes which is exactly how my James tries to get what he wants. And it works sometimes)

    Jules, loved all the pictures of your tree cutting day.

  16. Deb,I’ve got the cookies wrapped and packed to go with us. Wasn’t that easy. I’ll make you beg for one so I can see that look on your face when we get there. he, he.

  17. I’m not proud–I’ll beg!

  18. I’m so blessed to know that my cookies are being enjoyed so much. Thanks, everyone!!!