In time for Valentines Day... Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
We were having some company over and I decided to make up my own version of Thumbprint Cookies. I love anything cherry flavored. Those decadent marachino cherries lure me to eat them right out of a jar! I started thinking about Valentines Day and cherries and decided to make a version of cookie that reminds me of my favorite Christmas candy... chocolate covered cherries!
drizzled with chocolate
In the oven baking
Two of the ingredients
1 tube of ready-made sugar cookie dough
Cherry preserves (I used Smuckers)
Milk Chocolate Chips
I pinched off pieces of the sugar cookie dough, rolled them in a ball and put them on a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After I had all the cookies in rolled balls, I took my thumb and made a shallow indention. In a bowl, I mixed up about a 1/2 cup of cherry preserves and poured in about 2 teaspoons of chilled Amaretto. Mix up and then put a dollop in the indention of each cookie. Bake for the recommended time on the sugar cookie package. When the cookies come out, allow to cool while you mix about 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave until melted. Spoon into a ziplock bag and seal, cut the corner of the bag just a little and squeeze the warm chocolatey goodness over the cookies. Mmmm... were they good!!
A nice variation of this is to use strawberry jam and make a confectioners sugar glaze to go over the top. Or... use apple pie filling and mix a little cinnamon and sugar with each of cookie balls and glaze with confectioners sugar.
But...for Valentines Day...it had to be cherries....