These cherry cookies are perfect for Christmas and other holidays. The cookies are chocolate with cherries in the middle topped with even more chocolate. I don’t even need to tell you how perfect chocolate and cherries are together. The flavor of the cookies reminds me of chocolate cake, they are very moist and rich in flavor. If you are looking for a great cookie recipe for Christmas, this is the way to go! Enjoy.
½ cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until combined. Add egg and vanilla extract, beat well. Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, baking soda and stir until smooth. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls. Place each ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 2: Press in the center of each ball with your thumb. Drain cherries and reserve the juice. Place a cherry in the indentation of each cookie.
Step 3: In a saucepan heat condensed milk and chocolate chips until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in 4 teaspoon of reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoons of the mixture over each cherry and spread to cover the cherry. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.