DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top! Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are so delicious! It is no secret that chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite combinations, so of course I was excited to try this recipe!  When I was younger, I would ask for an entire jar of maraschino cherries for my birthday because I just loved them that much. My tastes have matured a little bit (or maybe just my restraint!), but I do still love maraschino cherries, especially when combined with chocolate!

Although I love the cherries in the cookies, I think my favorite part about these cookies is the fudge frosting on top! It’s thick and decadent and the best part is that it only takes a few minutes to make!

 

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Cookies:
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 12 oz jar maraschino cherries (drained and cut in half)
Fudge Topping:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in the flour mixture and shape into 1-inch balls.  Press a thumb-sized indentation into each ball and then place a cherry half into the center.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350.  Cool.
Over low heat, melt chocolate chips and mix in the sweetened condensed milk and almond extract.  Once combined, continue stirring over low heat for about 3-4 minutes until mixture is thickened.  Using a spoon, frost each cookie, covering the cherry.  Enjoy!
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Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies are soft and thick with a maraschino cherry baked in the middle and a delicious chocolate ganache on top!

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Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 12 oz jar maraschino cherries drained and cut in half

Fudge Topping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in the flour mixture and shape into 1-inch balls.  Press a thumb-sized indentation into each ball and then place a cherry half into the center.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350.  Cool.
  2. Over low heat, melt chocolate chips and mix in the sweetened condensed milk and almond extract.  Once combined, continue stirring over low heat for about 3-4 minutes until mixture is thickened.  Using a spoon, frost each cookie, covering the cherry.  Enjoy!

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