Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chocolate Cordial Cherry Cookies

249. This is a beautiful recipe and the cookies taste like chocolate covered cherries!

Chocolate Cordial Cherry Cookies

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar maraschino cherries, well drained, reserving 2 to 3 teaspoons liquid
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
Heat oven to 350°F. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. In small bowl, beat brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter until fluffy. Add egg and cooled melted chocolate chips; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and baking powder; mix well. For easier handling, refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes.
Wrap 1 teaspoon dough evenly around each cherry to completely cover. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.

For frosting, in small saucepan melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons oil over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly.
Add enough reserved maraschino cherry liquid until frosting is of desired dipping consistency; beat until smooth. Dip tops of cooled cookies in frosting.
Sprinkle tops with chopped almonds.
Allow cookies to dry in single layer on waxed paper.
What a nice addition to a cookie platter. These would also be a great cookie for Valentine's Day.

"Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies."
~ John Q. Tullius

1 comment:

Esther said...

I love these cookies, as they are one of my favorite Christmas cookies.


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