Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies


Cherry Cookies 


  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1 egg , 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 cup all-purpose floor and
  5. 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  10. 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  11. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and stir until smooth. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls about the size of a walnut (larger if desired). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center of each ball with thumb.
  • Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place a cherry in indentation of each cookie ball.
  • 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 added to keep frosting of spreading consistency.)
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.


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