Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate coated cherries sit on top of fudgy, moist cookies - a perfect addition to any holiday dessert table.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

30

servings

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
1
tablespoon kirsch, if desired
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
30
chocolate-covered cherries
4
oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, chopped
  1. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and kirsch; beat until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Unwrap dough; shape into 1-inch balls. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Immediately press 1 chocolate-covered cherry into center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until softened and chocolate can be stirred smooth. Spoon melted chocolate into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand until set.
Makes 30 servings (1 cookie)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • Total Fat 7g
      • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
    • Sodium 60mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 23g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 2g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 1 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.