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Triple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Triple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 48
No need to drop everything to make a batch of cookies. You can mix and bake four dozen of these in 1 hour!
Updated February 19, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups white vanilla baking chips (from 12-oz package)
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries without stems, coarsely chopped, well-drained
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 24 maraschino cherries, drained, each cut in half

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate, vanilla and eggs.
  • 2
    On low speed, beat in flour, cocoa and baking soda until mixed. Fold in 1 cup of the vanilla baking chips and the cherries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, place remaining vanilla baking chips and oil. Microwave on High 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted and smooth. Spoon drop of mixture in center of each cookie; top each with cherry half. Drizzle remaining mixture over cookies.

  • Store these rich chocolaty cookies in a tightly covered container to preserve freshness.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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