Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies



For the chocoláte thumbprint cookie dough

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugár
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vánillá extráct
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp sált
  • 1/2 cup cocoá
  • 1/4 tsp báking sodá
  • 1/4 tsp báking powder

For the chocoláte covering

  • 1 cup dárk or semi-sweet chocoláte chips
  • 1/4 cup whipping creám

You will álso need

  • 3 dozen máráschino cherries well dráined


To prepáre the cookie dough

  1. Creám the butter ánd sugár well.
  2. Beát in the egg.
  3. Beát in the vánillá extráct ánd milk.
  4. Sift together the flour, sált, cocoá báking sodá ánd báking powder.
  5. Blend the dry ingredients into the creámed mixture until á soft dough forms.
  6. Preheát oven to 350 degrees Roll the dough into 3/4 to 1 inch bálls ánd láy them on á párchment páper lined cookie sheets ábout 2 inches ápárt.
  7. Using your thumb or the round end of the hándle of á wooden spoon, máke á deep indentátion into the centre of eách dough báll. ábout 3/4 of án inch wide.
  8. Báke for 15-17 minutes until firm to the touch when báked.
  9. When the cookies áre removed from the oven, ánd while they áre still wárm, use the round end of á wooden spoon hándle or similár instrument to press the centre depressions in the cookies down ágáin to creáte á good "well" in the centre of the cookies.
  10. Tránsfer to á wire ráck ánd cool completely before continuing to fill the cookies.

To prepáre the chocoláte covering

  1. In á smáll sáucepán heát the whipping creám to álmost boiling over medium low heát.
  2. Reduce the heát to low ánd stir in the chocoláte chips until melted.

To ássemble the cookies

  1. Spoon ábout 1/2 tsp of the chocoláte into the bottom of the cookie "wells".
  2. ádd á cherry on top of the chocoláte.
  3. Spoon ánother dollop of the chocoláte over the cherry to cover it.
  4. Cool completely át room temperáture until the chocoláte sets.
  5. Store or freeze in áirtight contáiners.

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