Friday, December 11, 2009

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies-Week 11

We are at week 11, just one more week to go! I still have so many more cookies that I want to make!!
This week I give you one of my favorites! These are really easy to make and will add a little wow factor on your platter. You can add the chocolate drizzle or leave them plain. Just make sure that you really drain and pat your cherries dry before you wrap the dough around them, or it won't stick.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1 10oz jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained and juice reserved

1 Tbsp cherry juice

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Beat butter in bowl of electric mixer on medium high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder; beat until combined. Beat in the egg and 1 tsp reserved cherry juice. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, stir in any remaining flour with wooden spoon.

Shape a scant 1 tsp of dough around each cherry. Place in 1 inch paper or foil baking cups and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the top looks dry.

Top with melted chocolate or your favorite chocolate glaze and top if sprinkles, if desired.

15 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

I love fruit and chocolate together, so these are right up my alley. They look delish!

Barbara Bakes said...

My kids favorite ice cream is cherry chocolate chip. They'd love these cookies! Can you believe it's week 11 already!

Megan said...

OMGosh! I have had these bookmarked for 2 years. I'm not kidding!!! I dont know why I have never made them. They also scream valentines to me besides Christmas. I guess I'll have to wait another year to make them because of our New Year challenge. But one of these days!!!

jose manuel said...

Que buena pinta. Gracias por la receta

HoneyB said...

Ohh, I could SO eat these!

Ingrid said...

Those are wonderful. Love the look of them.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Kim said...

These look gorgeous! I have had these a long time ago and I remember that they were so good :D

The Blonde Duck said...

So many cookies, so little time...

Lisa said...

I love these cookies!

Megan said...

Mmmm - chocolate covered cherries! What a delicious idea.

Although I missed Friday because of my internet connection, I will do a double post next week.

Valerie said...

I love that combination. Your cookies look so great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love chocolate and cherries together! I'm bookmarking this recipe!

stephchows said...

ooooo a cookie involving a maraschino cherry is certainly the way to my heart :)

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies-Week 11

We are at week 11, just one more week to go! I still have so many more cookies that I want to make!!
This week I give you one of my favorites! These are really easy to make and will add a little wow factor on your platter. You can add the chocolate drizzle or leave them plain. Just make sure that you really drain and pat your cherries dry before you wrap the dough around them, or it won't stick.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

1 10oz jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained and juice reserved

1 Tbsp cherry juice

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Beat butter in bowl of electric mixer on medium high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder; beat until combined. Beat in the egg and 1 tsp reserved cherry juice. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, stir in any remaining flour with wooden spoon.

Shape a scant 1 tsp of dough around each cherry. Place in 1 inch paper or foil baking cups and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the top looks dry.

Top with melted chocolate or your favorite chocolate glaze and top if sprinkles, if desired.

15 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

I love fruit and chocolate together, so these are right up my alley. They look delish!

Barbara Bakes said...

My kids favorite ice cream is cherry chocolate chip. They'd love these cookies! Can you believe it's week 11 already!

Megan said...

OMGosh! I have had these bookmarked for 2 years. I'm not kidding!!! I dont know why I have never made them. They also scream valentines to me besides Christmas. I guess I'll have to wait another year to make them because of our New Year challenge. But one of these days!!!

jose manuel said...

Que buena pinta. Gracias por la receta

HoneyB said...

Ohh, I could SO eat these!

Ingrid said...

Those are wonderful. Love the look of them.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Kim said...

These look gorgeous! I have had these a long time ago and I remember that they were so good :D

The Blonde Duck said...

So many cookies, so little time...

Lisa said...

I love these cookies!

Megan said...

Mmmm - chocolate covered cherries! What a delicious idea.

Although I missed Friday because of my internet connection, I will do a double post next week.

Valerie said...

I love that combination. Your cookies look so great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love chocolate and cherries together! I'm bookmarking this recipe!

stephchows said...

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