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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
10 ounces maraschino cherries (about 48)
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda. In mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar on low speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Beat until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of dough with thumb. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving juice. Place a cherry in center of each cookie.

Judy Van Cleve
Bettendorf




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