Merry Cherry Fudgies

Gold Medal® all-purpose flour provides a simple addition to these chocolate cookies packed with cherries - a distinctive dessert!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Cherry Fudge Filling

2/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup finely chopped red maraschino cherries, well drained, reserving 2 teasoons juice for glaze
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
egg

Cherry Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons red or green maraschino cherry juice
Red or green maraschino cherries, well drained and finely chopped, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Mix 1/4 cup butter and cream cheese. Stir in flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and the vanilla. Divide into 24 pieces. Press in bottom and side of 24 ungreased small muffin cups, 1 3/4x1 inch. Mix filling ingredients. Spoon 2 teaspoons into each.
  • 2 Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool 1 hour.
  • 3 Loosen cookies with tip of knife. Remove to cooling rack. Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cherry juice. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with additional chopped cherries if desired.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.