How often can a cookie be referred to as adorable? These Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies are seriously adorable. Next to shortbread, this is the other cookie that my mom requests from me every Christmas. I like to use a nice dark cocoa, like dutch process, in this recipe. A deep cocoa makes for a dark fudgy cookie which really offsets the sweet cherry hidden inside. These would be a delicious addition to your holiday cookie tray!
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
maraschino cherries – save juice
~Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
~In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with milk, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in 4 tsp. cherry juice until blended.