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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

 The hubby working on his cookies...
See he really does love to do this stuff! LOL

24 maraschino cherries, patted dry
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and juice. Gradually add flour and salt to butter mixture. Mixture will be thick and may be crumbly. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the frig for about an hour.

Insert a chocolate chip into each cherry. Flatten about a tablespoon of dough and wrap it around a cherry. Repeat with the remaining dough and cherries. Place about an inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip tops of cookies in chocolate or spoon enough chocolate to cover the mound containing the cherry of each cookie. Place on wax paper and allow to set. Store in an air tight container.


  1. When you say "Flatten about a tablespoon of dough and wrap it around a cherry", wouldn't the dough be wrapped around the cherry and not flat (as shown in pics). I was confused at this step and didn't know how to "wrap" the dough, as the pic clearly does not show the cherries wrapped in dough.

    1. No... follow my instructions. The cherry is wrapped in dough. They go in the oven as balls and as they cook, they flatten out some. The cherry is under the chocolate and that gives the illusion of a flat cookie.