Triple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

No need to drop everything to make a batch of cookies. You can mix and bake four dozen of these in 1 hour!

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 48

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3
cups white vanilla baking chips (from 12-oz package)
3/4
cup maraschino cherries without stems, coarsely chopped, well-drained
1
teaspoon oil
24
maraschino cherries, drained, each cut in half
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate, vanilla and eggs.
  • 2 On low speed, beat in flour, cocoa and baking soda until mixed. Fold in 1 cup of the vanilla baking chips and the cherries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, place remaining vanilla baking chips and oil. Microwave on High 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted and smooth. Spoon drop of mixture in center of each cookie; top each with cherry half. Drizzle remaining mixture over cookies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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