Chocolate Cherries Cookies

Now you may be wondering if that is a typo in the title. Shouldn’t I mean Chocolate Cherry Cookies? Well normally that would be correct, but this little darling of a cookie is made with Chocolate Cherries!! Who even knew that such a delicacy existed?! I bought these quite a while ago and they made it to the back of the pantry, where many an ingredient has gone to die or never be seen again.

You all know what I am talking about. Then Sheryl over at Lady Behind the Curtain announced her dessert blog hop and the challenge was chocolate and cherry, DING went the light bulb and I knew I had to dig these beauties out of hibernation. Oh boy am I glad that I did! These cookies are so dense and moist and wow that cherry on top takes it over the edge.

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The pudding cookie was all the rage during the Holidays and everyone I saw I want to jump into the screen and gobble up. I am kind of a type A person and when I make a list I really don’t deviate from it. So I already had my Holiday Goodie Baking list made and sadly pudding cookies were not on it. But oh I am so glad that I did get around to making these. Have you ever had a pudding cookie? You are in for quite a treat! Especially if you make these little gems.

Now you may be wondering where on earth did I find Chocolate flavored Cherries? In the strangest of all places. The Booze isle! There they are sitting right amongst the pearl onions and maraschino cherries are Chocolate Cherries. Turns out a lot of places carry them. I don’t know how I missed those as I am a huge Chocolate Martini fan. Guess what is going to grace the top of my next cocktail? So I am really hoping that your grocery or liquor store has them for you. If not Maraschino Cherries will be just as tasty!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 3.4 oz package of chocolate pudding (I used sugar free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs juice from the cherry jar
  • 1 tsp baking SODA
  • 2 and 1/4 cups AP flour
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Instructions

  • preheat oven to 350
  • in a mixer cream sugar and butter
  • add eggs and pudding
  • slowly add in the flour and baking SODA
  • once dough comes together no chilling is needed
  • make 1 tbs sized balls and place on a prepared cookie sheet
  • bake for 9 min
  • when the cookies come out of the oven you may have to use the back of a spoon to make a place for the cherry
  • place the cherry on the cookie while it is still very warm
  • cool on a wire rack and then
  • ENJOY!

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