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Cookies, AJ's Chocolate Covered Cherry Recipe

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This recipe for Cookies, AJ's Chocolate Covered Cherry, by , is from The Marley Family Cookbook #2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
AJ Marley & Family
Added: Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
7-8 dozen Maraschino cherries
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Chocolate Coating:
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Eagle brand evaporated milk
1-2 teaspoons cherry juice

Directions:
Directions:
Drain the cherries well; reserve 1-2 teaspoons of the juice for the coating.
Cream the butter, sugar, egg & vanilla till light & fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and blend till a dough forms.
Shape the dough into small balls- less than 1 inch, but slightly larger than the cherries. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. When all cookies are at this stage, prepare the coating ingredients by slowly melting them together.
Dry the cherries by blotting them with paper towels.
Stir the chocolate mixture occasionally. Dip each cherry into the melted chocolate. (You may need to reheat the chocolate once or twice –the microwave oven works well for this. When all the cherries are covered & cooled, insert a cherry into the center of each dough ball. Pinch the dough around the top of each cherry so that the dough completely covers the cherries.
Bake them at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the pan a minute or so. Remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
7-8 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great for cookie swap at Christmas time.
Also, these freeze well.

 

 

 

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