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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 30
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Chocolate coated cherries sit on top of fudgy, moist cookies - a perfect addition to any holiday dessert table.
Updated Dec 12, 2012

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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

160 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Sodium
60mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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