Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

My neighbor made these for me one Christmas. I love chocolate and cherries together. This recipe is one of my favorites. I should note, it never makes enough, but that is just me. 

Ingredients list:

24 Maraschino cherries

1/2 cup of soft butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp of Maraschino cherry juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup flour

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 tsp shortening

Set oven to 350. 

Dry off each cherry. In a stand mixer with paddle cream butter and sugar together. Add cherry juice and vanilla. Slowly add flour and salt. Cover mixture and place in fridge for 1 hour. Insert a chocolate chip into each cherry. Wrap dough around each cherry to form a ball. Cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Melt shortening and remaining chocolate chips. Dunk baked cookies into chocolate. Cool on a rack. 

If the dough is to hard to work with add a little more cherry juice. If you would like to try something different add in a hazelnut inside the cherry instead of the chocolate chip.    

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