Double Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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.

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