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1986 Winner: Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies Recipe
by Global Cookbook

1986 Winner: Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
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  Servings: 12


  • 11/2 c. Flour
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened cocoa pwdr
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking pwdr
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 c. Butter or possibly margarine,
  • Softened
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1 x Egg
  • 11/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 48 x Maraschino cherries
  • 6 ounce Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. Sweetened condensed lowfat milk
  • Cherry juice (4 to 5 tsp)


  1. Preparation Time: 45 min
  2. Baking Time: 10 min
  3. In bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking pwdr and baking soda. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla to butter-sugar mix and beat well. Gradually add in dry ingredients to butter-sugar mix and beat till well blended.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and push down center of each ball with thumb. Drain cherries and reserve juice. Place 1 cherry in center of each indentation. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. For frosting, put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed lowfat milk in small saucepan. Heat till chocolate melts. Stir in 4 tsp. cherry juice. If too thick, add in more juice.
  6. Spoon 1 tsp. frosting over each cherry. Spread to cover cherry. Bake 10 min or possibly till done. Don't overcook. Remove to wire rack and cold. The cookies freeze nicely.
  7. Winner Donna M. Farrell of Naperville entered her chocolate covered cherry cookie recipe: "Christmas and chocolate-covered cherries are forever entwined in my mind and memories. Not the expensive department store kind, mind you, with their dark bitter chocolate and runny syrup, but your basic Brach's. Each Christmas found the coveted white box stretching my stocking, two layers of cream-filled heaven with a cherry floating therein-and no requirement to share them with anyone.
  8. "Taste and calories have kept me away from the box of delights for many years, even after the incredible discovery which Brach's actually sold these morsels all year long. (How my parents managed to deceive me on this, I'll never know.) Which is, till my mother-in-law came to Chicago one autumn with the ultimate cookie. A Christmas tradition in one bite. Nostalgia from the oven. Capable of reducing this 36-year-old woman's taste buds and mentality to which of my 9-year-old daughter. A chocolate-covered cherry cookie!"