Chocolate Cherry Gems

Photo by Heather S.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

3

Dozen

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough

  • 1/3

    cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder"

  • 3

    tablespoons maraschino cherry juice, divided

  • 1

    S maraschino cherries, cut into halves

  • 3/4

    powdered sugar

  • "the Dutch process, or European-style, cocoa gives these cookies an intense chocolate flavor and a dark, rich color. Other unsweetened cocoas can be substituted, but the flavorr may be milder and the color may be lighter.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Let dough stand at room temperature about 15 minutes. Combine dough, cocoa and 1 tablespoon cherry juice in large bowl: beat until well blended. Shape dough into 36 (3/4-inch balls); place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly; press cherry half into center of each ball. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Combine powdered sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons cherry juice in small bowl; whisk until smooth. Add additional juice. 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary, to make medium-thick pourable glaze. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

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