Double Chocolate Cherry Drops

Double Chocolate Cherry Drops
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1 Review
These rich chocolate cookies are filled with chocolate and chopped maraschino cherries.
45 min
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
almond extract
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup
maraschino cherries, well-drained, chopped, reserve liquid

Frosting

3 (1-ounce) squares
semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 3/4 cups
powdered sugar
5 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 tablespoon
reserved maraschino cherry liquid
 
Halved maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg and almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped cherries.
  2. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  3. Melt baking chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Combine chocolate mixture and powdered sugar in small bowl. Stir in half & half and reserved cherry juice until smooth. (If frosting is too thick, stir in additional cherry juice.) Frost cooled cookies. Place 1 cherry half in center of each cookie. Let stand on waxed paper until set.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a fantastic cookie. The frosting is rich and velvety. The recipe is more envolved than others, but well worth the effort. overall impressive.

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