Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Bite into chocolate covered cherry cookies and find a cherry surprise inside. Simple from-scratch chocolate cookies with a dollop of melted chocolate on top.
semisweet chocolate chips
sweetened condensed milk
maraschino cherry juice
In a stand mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Shape the dough into 48 balls, about 1 in. round. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
Use your thumb or finger to make a well in the the center of each dough ball. Place one cherry on each cookie in the imprint that you made. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips in the sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat.
Add the cherry juice and stir until it is smooth. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, spoon a teaspoon of chocolate over the cherry on each cookie, covering the cherry completely.
Allow the cookies to cool completely and the chocolate to set before storing them in an airtight container.
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