Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I normally wouldn’t give these cookies a chance because 1) there wasn’t a picture with the recipe and 2) cherries aren’t really something that get me salivating. The only reason I tried these cookies was because my mother-in-law Sheri loves anything with cherries and chocolate and I thought I should try them for her sake. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them. So here’s to trying something new…

 

 

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, bear butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients; stir into butter mixture (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press cherry into center of each cookie. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. *To make these cookies fabulous make sure to not make them too big so the cherry/chocolate ration is good and do not overbake! Start with 8 minutes. Remove from pan right after they come out of the oven.
  3. In heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt chips with condensed milk. Cook until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Frost each cookie, covering cherry. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Notes

Source: by Eagle Brand's Classic Recipes cookbook

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  1. No wonder you made these when Sheri was there…..she loves Cherry Cordials!! Can I just tell you all of my friends follow your food blog! They love it!

  2. so you did make these when Sheri was there? why wasn’t there any leftover for me when i arrived?!?! ;)

  3. Haha! I guess I worded that wrong. I just thought Sheri loves anything cherry so maybe I would too and I did! No, I ate about ten by myself.

  4. Kimi made these last night! But I learned that you didn’t make these for Sheri when she was there…I don’t know how I came up with that! I really liked the chocolate cookie part and fudge, and I like cherry flavor, but can’t do marishino cherries. It’a texture thing.

  5. Those look sinfully good! Love the chocolate/cherry combo!

  6. I think that it is so cool,I would like to eat it because I love the cookies and the chocolates, thanks for the recipe, excellent information!!22ddd

  7. UDUu5y Awesome blog post. Keep writing.