Cherry-Chocolate Cookie Cups

Cherry-Chocolate Cookie Cups

Looking for chocolate dessert made using Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix? Then check out this recipe.

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pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoons water
bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
cup whipping cream
cup amaretto
cup finely chopped candied cherries
Red decorator sugar crystals or 8 candied cherries, each cut into 6 pieces
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 48 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix and cocoa until well mixed. Stir in butter, water and egg until soft dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. (If dough is sticky, use moistened fingers.) Press 1 ball into bottom and up side of each muffin cup.
  3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set. Gently press end of handle of wooden spoon into bottom and against side of each cookie cup to flatten, being careful not to make holes in dough. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottom is set. Cool in pan on cooling rack 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, mix baking chips and cream. Microwave on High 30 seconds; stir. Microwave 20 to 30 seconds longer or until mixture is smooth and chips are melted. Stir in amaretto and chopped cherries. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes until slightly thickened; stir.
  5. Using tip of knife or metal spatula, lift cookie cups out of pan, gently twisting and lifting up; place on cooling racks. Repress centers with spoon if necessary. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cherry mixture into each cup. Sprinkle with red sugar or top with cherry piece.
Makes 48 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don’t like amaretto? Orange-flavored liqueur also tastes great. Try your favorite flavor of liqueur, or omit it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.