Chocolate Cherry Surprises, Variant of Chocolate Covered Surpris

“Sweet and tender cookies with milk chocolate and maraschino cherry centers. These are a variant on my original Chocolate Covered Surprise Cookies #133833. The same method used to form this variant could be used with the Chocolate cookie dough for double the chocolate taste!”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
24-25
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour, cherry juice and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F
  5. Stuff each cherry with 1 of the chocolate morsels; wrap in 1 tablespoon of dough, completely covering cherry with dough.
  6. Roll each into ball.
  7. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Reserve remaining chocolate morsels for later use.
  9. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  10. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack; cool 30 minutes.
  11. Melt remaining 1 cup chocolate morsels in top of double boiler over low heat. (Or, place in small microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  12. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.) Dip tops of cookies into melted chocolate.
  13. Return to wire rack; let stand until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.
  14. Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature.

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