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Buried Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

by Sugiyarti
(Alaska, USA)

Buried Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Buried Cherry Chocolate Cookies

One day, a friend gave me these delicious little cookies and I was hooked!

Since my hobby is inventing new recipes, I couldn't resist the temptation to create my own version, like adding cinnamon for a litte bit of spiciness.

Boy, i could finish the whole batch at one sitting!

Buried Cherry-Chocolate Cookies Recipe


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 24 maraschino cherries, patted dry
  • 1/3 cup coarse granulated sugar

Frosting:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 to 2 drops red food coloring

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg yolk until combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Wrap about 1 tablespoon dough around each cherry; roll in sugar.

Place cookies 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until set. Cool completely on wire racks.

For frosting: combine sugar and vanilla extract. Gradually add milk until spreadable consistency. Add food coloring; mix well.

Dip each cookie in frosting; place on wax paper until frosting is set.

This recipe yields: 24 Buried Cherry Chocolate Cookies

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