Beware, these cookies are super chocolatey! I’m not too fond of chocolate (it gives me headaches), but my husband is and he gave these cookies his chocolate stamp of approval.
Fudgy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 C butter (softened to room temperature)
1 C sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
48 maraschino cherries
6 oz. semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts. Beat well.
Gradually add flour mixture and beat until blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
With a little oil, butter or cooking spray on your finger, press down in the center of all the dough balls.
Prepare the frosting. In a small saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate pieces until melted and combined. Stir in 4 teaspoons of maraschino cherry juice.
Spoon some frosting into the thumbprint of each cookie. Top with a cherry.
Bake 8-10 minutes.
Source: He Cooks, She Cooks