Post by chief_cook2 on Apr 3, 2004 18:33:17 GMT -6
1 1/2 c Flour 1/2 c Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 ts Salt 1/4 ts Baking powder 1/4 ts Baking soda 1/2 c Butter or margarine, softened 1 c Sugar 1 ea Egg 1 1/2 ts Vanilla 48 ea Maraschino cherries, reserve juice Frosting:
6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 c Sweetened condensed milk Maraschino Cherry juice (4 to 5 tsp) In bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and push down center of each ball with thumb. Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place 1 cherry in center of each indentation.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
For frosting, put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in small saucepan. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir in 4 teaspoons cherry juice. If too thick, add more juice.
Spoon 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry. Spread to cover cherry.
Bake 10 minutes or until done. Do not overcook. Remove to wire rack and cool. The cookies freeze nicely.
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