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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie

Chocolate covered cherries are a gift all in their selves. For years we would give those we love a box of chocolate cherries. My sister in law also made her  own chocolate covered cherries each year. January 3rd is the day to honor chocolate covered cherries and I decided to bake cookies with that same chocolate covered cherries flavor.

These cookies are a bit magic as you will not know the cherry is there until you bite into the cookie.
The cake mix helps make the cookie dough extremely moist and almost brownie like. This recipe is also easy to make.

Chocolate Cherry Covered Cake Cookies
(Cake cookie adapted recipe from Betty Crocker)
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
Maraschino Cherries 
Powdered Sugar
1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2.  In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs with a spoon until dough forms.
3.  Take a small ball of dough and shape the dough around one cherry and roll into a ball.  Repeat for each cookie.
4.  Place the balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set.  Cool then sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

recipe resource here

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