Chocolate-Cherry Gems

Enjoy these delicious chocolate and maraschino cherry cookies for dessert that are baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies drizzled with cheery liquid and chocolate chips icing for added delight!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, chopped (3/4 cup)

Cups

36
miniature paper or foil baking cups (1 1/4-inch diameter)

Icing

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
tablespoon brandy or maraschino cherry liquid
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF (325°F. for dark cookie sheet). In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa and melted chocolate until well blended. Stir in cherries. Cover; freeze dough 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Place paper cups on ungreased large cookie sheet. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls; place each in paper cup.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 17 minutes or until puffy and surface loses its shine. Immediately remove cookies in cups from cookie sheet; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and smooth. Stir in brandy. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon icing over top of each cooled cookie.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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