Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 (10-ounce) jars maraschino cherries

  2. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 1/2 baking powder

  6. 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

  7. 1 cup granulated sugar

  8. 1 large egg

  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  10. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  11. 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 1 teaspoon juice. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Put butter and sugar in medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Put chocolate chips and milk in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, over low heat until chocolate melts. Stir in reserve maraschino cherry juice. Let cool slightly. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking pan. Push in centers with thumb; spoon 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture into each thumbprint and top with a cherry. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are firm. Remove to wire racks. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


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