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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies are easy chocolate cookies. LorAnn Oils’ cherry flavor what gives these double chocolate cookies recipe a nice cherry flavor. If you love chocolate covered cherries, you love these chocolate cookies!
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway?
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Chocolate Covered Cherries
Do you like chocolate covered cherries? My dad sure does. We buy Sarris chocolate covered cherries every year for Christmas and for his birthday. Sarris is a chocolate place in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Why talk about chocolate covered cherries? Well when I was going through my divorce years ago, I was trying to pull myself out of a funk. So I baked Christmas cookies. One was easy chocolate cookies.
Easy Chocolate Cookies
Even though the chocolate cookies were easy, and my dad loved them. That double chocolate cookies recipe was missing something. In comes LorAnn Oils cherry flavoring.
Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe
By adding in the LorAnn Oils’s cherry flavoring, it turned my double chocolate cookies recipe into chocolate cookies! But still, it needed something. So I decided to add a cherry in the middle with a chocolate drizzle for a chocolate covered cherries cookie!
I made this batch of chocolate covered cherries cookies for my dad since he is a lover of chocolate covered cherries in general. He loved these Christmas cookies! Since I got his approval, I added these chocolate cookies to my list of cookie exchange recipes. Now I am sharing this double chocolate cookies recipe with you!
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon LorAnn Oils Cherry Flavoring
- 48 undrained maraschino cherries
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Combine flour and cocoa; set aside.
- Beat butter in a med bowl on med speed until softened.
- Add sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Beat until well mixed.
- Beat in egg, LorAnn cherry flavoring and vanilla, scraping the side of the bowl.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture.
- Add in the bag of chocolate chips, mix until just combined
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cooking sheet.
- Press down the centers with your thumb.
- Drain cherries
- Place a cherry in the center of each cookie in the depression you made with your thumb.
- Bake in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes or until edges of cookie is firm.
- Melt the 1 cup of chocolate chips.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cherry in the cookie.
- Serve them up and ENJOY!
- Lorann Cherry 4 oz. Bakery Emulsion
- Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack), Silver
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 35mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 1g
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