Chocolate cookies, maraschino cherries, chocolate ganache. Can you think of anything we’re missing. Whiskey? Oh, its got that too.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies.
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp whiskey**
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 10 oz. jar of marachino cherries
- 6 oz. semisweet chocolate
- 1/2 c. sweet condensed milk
Using a mixer, cream together sugar and butter on low until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and whiskey, beat well. In a large bowl stir dry ingredients together. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beat until well blended.
**Of course, I like to add whiskey to all things. If you don’t have any just add 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla.
Shape dough into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet. Press down in the center of the ball with your thumb.
Drain cherries and save the juice. Place a cherry in the center of the cookies. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
In a small sauce pan, combine chocolate and milk. Heat until chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 c. cherry juice. After 8 minutes, remove tray from oven, spoon 1 tsp of ganache over cookies and place back in oven for 2-3 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen.