Monday, December 8, 2008

Double Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate cookies, maraschino cherries, chocolate ganache. Can you think of anything we're missing. Whiskey? Oh, its got that too.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies.
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp whiskey**
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 10 oz. jar of marachino cherries
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c. sweet condensed milk
Using a mixer, cream together sugar and butter on low until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and whiskey, beat well. In a large bowl stir dry ingredients together. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beat until well blended.

**Of course, I like to add whiskey to all things. If you don't have any just add 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla.

Shape dough into 1" balls and place on a cookie sheet. Press down in the center of the ball with your thumb.

Drain cherries and save the juice. Place a cherry in the center of the cookies. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

In a small sauce pan, combine chocolate and milk. Heat until chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 c. cherry juice. After 8 minutes, remove tray from oven, spoon 1 tsp of ganache over cookies and place back in oven for 2-3 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.


Anonymous said...

a half teaspoon of whiskey??? you are hilarious! i'm totally gonna vegan-ize this recipe. looks goooood.

Andrea said...

OK, you're right I should have put way more in.

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