Buried Cherry Cookies

Buried Cherry Cookies

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"An easy cookie that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry in an almond cookie crust!"

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 151 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Drain the cherries and reserve about 2 tablespoons of the juice. Cut the cherries in half if large, and set aside.
  3. Beat the softened butter, sugar, and baking powder with an electric mixer until thoroughly creamed and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and almond extract, then add the flour gradually, and beat just until blended. Pinch off pieces of dough, roll into 1-inch balls, place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, and press your thumb in the center of each cookie to make a dent. Place a cherry or cherry half in the indentation of each cookie.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, and stir until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of reserved cherry juice to the mixture, or as needed, to thin the frosting; frosting will be thick. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of frosting over each cherry, covering the cherry completely.
  5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until firm and slightly browned, about 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute before removing, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Herby Lake Girl
12/9/2009

Made these several times. They freeze beautifully and after finding some after 6 months in the freezer, they were still delicious. Wonderful dark chocolate cherry cookie for the Christmas Cookie Tray!!!

Leeanne O'Donohue
12/14/2009

I just tried this recipe out today. I doubled it, but needed to add more butter and a third egg for there to be enough moisture. They turned out pretty nice. I have posted the first photo for the recipe, just waiting for it to be added to the site.

GINAH1
12/22/2009

Really good cookie-I used a version of this recipe that makes these cookies chocolate by adding in 1/3 cup cocoa powder. I also made the chocolate frosting by melting 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips with 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk which made it nice and creamy. I will definitely make these again.