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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"My five brothers and I lost our mother when we were young, so we started cooking at an early age. Being successful in the kitchen is easy with tried-and-true recipes like this."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 15 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Drain cherries, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons juice. Pat cherries dry. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough around each cherry. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks.
  3. For frosting, in a saucepan, heat chocolate chips and milk until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Add reserved cherry juice and remaining salt. Frost cookies.

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Most helpful positive review

These cookies were good and turned out beautifully. Instead of the messy process of molding the dough around a cherry, I simply rolled the dough into balls and used the back of a round 1/4 tsp. ...

Most helpful critical review

These were ok, very moist but a lot of trouble to make. Kept having to put the dough in the freezer for several minutes so that I could work with it to form, otherwise too mushy. Although I thou...

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These cookies were good and turned out beautifully. Instead of the messy process of molding the dough around a cherry, I simply rolled the dough into balls and used the back of a round 1/4 tsp. ...

These cookies are so good, especially if you're in a chocolate feeding frenzy! When I saw that the recipe only made 15 cookies I decided to double it. Uh oh, it actually made 63 when doubled. ...

I've done this recipe now twice and they are fabulous! This year, instead of wrapping the dough around the cherry, I drained the cherries and pulsed them in the food processor for about 15 secon...

My mom made these cookies when I was growing up, so I was very excited to find this recipe. To save time, I rolled balls and flatten them with a spoon, leaving a dip in the middle as a space for...

This is a great recipe. I was looking for something different this year to take to a cookie exchange and they were a hit!!! Instead of semisweet chocolate chips, I used White Chocolate chips wit...

I have made these cookies several times recently, and, while I like them the way they are, I can’t help but try to make them better. I have tried to add both cherry liquid and chopped cherries ...

Just like a real chocolate covered cherry, it's hard to stop at just one of these little gems. I followed the recipe for the cookie exactly. It's a little vague on how many it makes, though I wa...

Loved these. Took them out when they were still soft, for a chewy melt-in-your mouth experience. Otherwise, they are a little too cake-like.

I made these cookies this afternoon and they are some of the best cookies I've ever made. My husband loved them and he's not big on sweets. The only thing I did differently is that I frosted the...