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 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 30

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.