Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Dessert ready in about an hour. Enjoy these yummy cookies topped with chocolate dipped cherries.

  • prep time 1 hr 5 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

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
  • 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
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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