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“A wonderful chocolate-chocolate chip cookie sparked with chopped maraschino cherries.”
READY IN:
1hr 12mins
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar and sugar large mixer bowl.
  3. Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed.
  4. Reduce speed to low.
  5. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt beat until well mixed.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and ½ cup cherries by hand drop dough by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Melt chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in 1 quart saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  10. Combine chocolate mixture and powdered sugar in small bowl.
  11. Stir half & half and reserved cherry juice until smooth.
  12. If frosting is too thick, stir in additional cherry juice.
  13. Frost cooled cookies.
  14. Place 1 cherry half in center of each cookie.
  15. Let stand on waxed paper until set.

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