I LOVE chocolate covered cherries.
They are like one of my all-time favorite candy, candies, tomatoes, tomahtoes, yada yada yada.
Ok, I forgot about Reese’s.
Oh, and I forgot about Twix.
Alright, so I guess they aren’t really my most favorite candy.
I don’t like to discriminate.
All candy deserves an equal opportunity to be eaten.
The great thing about this recipe?
You only need ONE bowl!! You don’t need to get out your mixer to make them or nothin’.
And did I tell you? Each cookie has pieces of these inside!!
*giggle giggle giggle*
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 20 Maraschino cherries drained and quartered
- 1 tablespoon Maraschino cherry juice
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
Sift the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
Add the eggs and melted butter and mix until thoroughly combined.
Mix in the chocolate chips, quartered cherries and cherry juice.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment.
Place the 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into a small bowl.
Using a flat tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball and roll in confectioners’ sugar.
Place covered dough balls onto prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart.
Bake for about 12 minutes, until cookies are puffy and crackled looking.
Allow to cool on baking sheet until set, about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Your hands could get sticky as the dough warms up when you're rolling it into balls, so use a cookie scoop and try to roll them as quickly as possible. Don’t worry, the messy hands will be worth it.*
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Add the eggs and melted butter and mix.
Next comes the chocolate chips, quartered cherries and cherry juice.
I used to rate everything on a baking sheet from 1-4.Oh. My. Goodness. This is why you don’t write a post while watching reruns of ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
You tend to write things that don’t make anything sense.
Whoops. There I go again.
Sometimes you just don’t need to remove the typos.
As I was saying….
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the most stupendous thing on the face of the earth.
Ok, maybe not really the most stupendous thing, but in my opinion it really totally rocks!!
So, these Chocolate Cherry Crinkles earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
These were SO yummy!!!
Ok, maybe they should be changed to 4 rolling pins then.
For the first time in the writing of the 365 Days of Baking blog, I’ll let YOU, my dedicated reader decide should you bake these cookies.
They tasted like…like a pretty awesome fudgy chocolate covered cherry.
They were pretty darn special.
Store them in an airtight container in between layers of wax paper or parchment.
Give them to your neighbors.
Pack them in a care package for your daughter in college.
Take them to the office and give them to your boss.
Eat them all by. your. self.
If you like these Chocolate Cherry Crinkles, you’ll enjoy…
Take a look at these videos for some great cookie ideas for Christmas!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!