I wanted to find you a perfect recipe for today’s National Food Day which is chocolate covered cherry day .. so how about these amazing cookies that would be just amazing to have with a hot chocolate sat relaxing with family or friends I really love this recipe
These cookies are so easy to make so why not check out the recipe below
This great recipe has been brought to you by The Gray Boxwood on YouTube , thanks for sharing it with us
Here below is the recipe and the video tutorial to watch both from the YouTube channel
– 1/2 cup butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 1/2 cup flour
– 1/2 cup cocoa
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– 10-ounce jar Maraschino cherries
– 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
– 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Begin with 1/2 cup of butter in a mixer. Add one cup of sugar and one large egg. Mix butter, sugar, and egg until creamy. Add one teaspoon vanilla.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients slowly to cream mixture. Beat until combined. The dough will somewhat dry and almost crumbly.
Make 1-inch ball out of the dough and place on a cookie sheet.
Drain one 10-ounce jar of Maraschino cherries. Preserve the juice and set aside for later. Pat cherries until very dry. If cherries are extra large, cut in half.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt, in small increments, one cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk. Add cherry juice to thin to a spreadable consistency. You’ll need about three tablespoons of the juice.
Press a cherry into the center of each dough ball. Do not be afraid to press firmly.
Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies will spread out during baking
Spoon one teaspoon of frosting onto the top of each unbaked cookie. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Here are today’s five thing to know about Cherry:
- Cherries were brought to America by ship with early settlers in the 1600s.
- Cherry pie filling is the number one pie filling sold in the US.
- Darker cherries have higher antioxidant and vitamin levels than lighter ones, but sour cherries, which are generally bright red rather than a darker red-purple in color, have far higher levels than sweet.
- The main kinds of cherries can be found growing on tall trees that range between fifteen and thirty meters tall.
- Asian varieties, such as the Japanese Sakura, (known colloquially as the cherry blossom) are well-regarded for their long, weeping branches filled with small pink flowers.