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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Recipe by: Love and Confections

These chocolate covered cherry cookies will have your mouth watering! Enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Maraschino cherries, no stem and blotted dry
  • 6 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons reserved maraschino cherry juice, optional


  1. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, and set aside. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add to butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix until just combined. Using a small cookie scoop, shape cookie balls then place on cookie sheets. Using the scoop, spoon or your fingers, make a slight indentation in each cookie then place a cherry into each cookie ball.
  4. Bake for 8-11. Remove cookie sheets from oven and allow cookies to rest for 5 minutes before placing them on wire racks to cool completely
  5. While cookies are cooling, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan on low heat, whisking constantly. If needed, add reserved cherry juice to thin our chocolate. Drizzle or pipe over cooled cookies. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 28-35 cookies

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