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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

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  • 1 hr 5 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Dessert ready in about an hour. Enjoy these yummy cookies topped with chocolate dipped cherries.

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa

Filling

1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon brandy or 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
1
cup powdered sugar

Topping

36
maraschino cherries with stems, drained on paper towels
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon oil

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup butter, the vanilla and egg yolk until light and fluffy. Add flour and cocoa; beat until well combined.
  • 2 Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With index finger, make indentation in center of each cookie.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each cooled cookie. Press cherry into filling.
  • 5 In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with oil over low heat, stirring constantly. Spoon or drizzle melted chocolate over cherry on each cookie. Let stand until chocolate is set.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup butter, the vanilla and egg yolk until light and fluffy. Add flour and cocoa; beat until well combined.
  • 2 Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With index finger, make indentation in center of each cookie.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each cooled cookie. Press cherry into filling.
  • 5 In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with oil over low heat, stirring constantly. Spoon or drizzle melted chocolate over cherry on each cookie. Let stand until chocolate is set.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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