Thursday, February 14, 2013

What I Love: Chocolate-Maraschino Cherry Cookies

Hey Everyone!
Perfect for Valentines Day are these yummy "Chocolate-Maraschino Cherry Cookies".
I adore Chocolate & Cherry together!
Check out the recipe below..

Prep Time: 1:00 Hr:Mins
Total Time: 1:00 Hr:Mins
Makes: 3 dozen

1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate-Covered Cherries:
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon shortening
36 maraschino cherries with stems

Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, flour, butter, egg, cherry extract, almond extract and cherry juice with spoon until soft dough forms. Stir in chopped cherries and miniature chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Using end of wooden spoon handle, immediately make indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup chocolate chips and the shortening uncovered on High in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until chips are softened; stir until smooth. Dip each stemmed cherry in melted chocolate and place in indentation of each cooled cookie.
Makes 3 dozen cookies

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
You will need 2 (10-oz) jars of maraschino cherries for both the cookies and the chocolate-dipped cherries.
If you’re not planning to serve the cookies right away, wait to dip and place the cherries on the cookies until just before serving.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Exchanges: Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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