I have made these at Christmas for 20 years or more. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Sift together flour, soda and salt and set aside.

  • Cream shortening and gradually add 2/3 cup brown sugar. Blend in 1 unbeaten egg. Beat well. Stir in HALF of the flour mixture.

  • Add 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice and 2 tablespoons milk. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Blend in 2 squares of melted chocolate, walnuts, and maraschino cherries. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Cut the marshmallows in half and place cut side down on hot cookies. Cool on rack and frost with Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Frosting from this site (see footnote for the link) and top each with a nut half.

Tips

Frost these cookies with Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; sodium 113.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
In reading the first review of this recipe I have some suggestions. I make a similar cookie: Instead of chopping the cherries roll one whole cherry in the middle of a ball of dough. Instead of topping with marshmallows top with a thin frosting: powdered sugar cherry juice almond extract and milk. Not difficult at all! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2003
This was the most difficult and frustrating recipe I've ever tried. Not only were the directions hard to understand..but it didn't work. The marshmellows did "melt" on the cookies the sauce did not thicken. If you attempt this recipe it is best to have a team of two or three people--then you may have better luck. Read More
(13)
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
In reading the first review of this recipe I have some suggestions. I make a similar cookie: Instead of chopping the cherries roll one whole cherry in the middle of a ball of dough. Instead of topping with marshmallows top with a thin frosting: powdered sugar cherry juice almond extract and milk. Not difficult at all! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2005
I used 1/3 of a marshmellow instead of 1/2. I put the cookies with the marshmellow back in the 350 oven for 2 minutes to toast the marshmellows. I also kept the chocolate warm in the double boiler while drizzling it on the cookies. It turned out great! 1st place in the neighborhood christmas cookie competition. I would also suggest replacing some of the milk in the frosting recipe with maraschino juice for extra cherry flavor. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2003
This was the most difficult and frustrating recipe I've ever tried. Not only were the directions hard to understand..but it didn't work. The marshmellows did "melt" on the cookies the sauce did not thicken. If you attempt this recipe it is best to have a team of two or three people--then you may have better luck. Read More
(13)
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