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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

 

225

Yield

2

dozen

Prep

30

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
unsweetened
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
*
¼ teaspoon baking soda
*
½ cup butter
or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 each eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
48 each maraschino cherries
Frosting
6 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
½ cup milk, sweetened condensed
5 teaspoons cherry syrup
*

Directions

  1. 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.

  1. 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℉ (180℃).

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 279g (9.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 98436% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 24g 118%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 53%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Sugars g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 19% Iron 29%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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