Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Daddy's Favorite Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies...

We lost my daddy to cancer back in 1994. Christmas has never been the same for me.

This next recipe was his favorite Christmas cookie. Even though he's gone, I continue to make them every year.

I bake them listening to his favorite Christmas song, Burl Ives "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas."
I can still hear him singing along to it, at the top of his lungs and (intentionally) a little off key.

Here' what you'll need:

1 1/2 C - Flour
1/2 C - Unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp - Baking powder
1/4 tsp - Baking soda
1/2 C - Softened butter
1 C - Sugar
1 - Egg
1 1/2 tsp - Vanilla
Large jar of Maraschino cherries

1 C - Semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C - Sweetened condensed milk
4 tsp - Maraschino cherry liquid


Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and powder.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Shape into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press in the center with your finger.


Drain maraschino cherries and reserve the liquid. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie.


In a small saucepan combine and melt chocolate chips, condensed milk and cherry liquid.
Frost each cookie. Yep, you frost 'em BEFORE you bake 'em.


Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. (9 works perfectly for me)

I hope he's able to get a whiff of them in Heaven.
Merry Christmas, Daddy.
:> )


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I am going to have to make these..heading to the store today and will get the ingredients..I always love trying new cookies and these look so tasty...what a great memory of your dad and keeping that memory alive..cute photo too..:) thanks for sharing your recipe..:)

Diana said...

Okay these look right up my hubby's alley!! I may hold offf and make them for him for valentine's day!! BUT they look awesome, TY for sharing!!!

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