Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Buried Cherry Cookies

Buried Cherry Cookies

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From the kitchen of Rachel Gassman

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10 minutes
24 cookies
Good for parties/potlucks


1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
10 ounces maraschino cherries (save juice)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
4 teaspoons reserved cherry juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Mix butter and sugar, add in vanilla & egg.

  3. Mix in cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, then flour.

  4. Roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.

  5. Poke a hole in the middle and place a maraschino cherry.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

  7. When cool frost with fudgy frosting.

For Fudgy Frosting:

  1. Put chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and cherry juice in a pan and slowly heat until chocolate is melted


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joliesukonik says:

These cookies are my absolute favorite dessert. My family loves them and I always make them around the Holidays!

11/8/2013 3:53:38 PM

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