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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies


I'll admit - these cookies don't look like much - but they are absolutely mouth watering. Trust me on these.


I was not optimistic on these at first because it rather simple with a cherry on top. How great could it be? Well, they are so good!! So good. These are definitely a keeper.


These cookies require common baking ingredients:

  • Cocoa powder

  • Butter

  • Sugar

  • Eggs

  • Baking soda

  • Cherries

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Condensed milk

  • Vanilla extract


The second best part of this recipe is that you don't need an electric mixer - nothing fancy, but delicious. (WARNING: I'll be using the word "delicious" quite alot in this post).


To start, melt butter and pour it into your sugar. It actually matters, to me, if you pour the butter into your sugar versus pouring the sugar into the butter. It is because for me, at least, I can control how fast I pour liquid versus the sugar so it is just better control.


The melted butter helps the sugar melt and create a syrup like liquid. Let the mixture cool. This part is important, also, because you will add in an egg and you don't want scrambled egg cookies, right? So be patient, let the mixture cool, add the egg, vanilla extract and combine.


Once the egg is combined, add in the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder. The batter may be a bit crumbly but that's okay. It actually is a good sign for the next step.


The fun begins! You'll take a teaspoon of batter, roll it into a ball, and then...take a 1/2 teaspoon and push down the middle to create a well. Don't push too hard, though. You only want enough to hold the cherry in place. Once the well is made, drop in a cherry.


For the chocolate topping, you will just mix together condensed milk, chocolate chips, and some of the cherry juice from the jar of cherries. You want the chocolate to be thin enough to pour over the cherry easily, but not too thin that it falls over the sides of the cookies.


When you cover the cherries, you'll start to see the vision - trust me.


Bake these at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


You can eat these straight out the oven or once they are cooled off. These cookies are too good to be left on the counter. Put them on the living room table and let friends and family grab one and take seconds.

I can assure you, these will be a big hit and people will ask for me - I am certain of it. If anyone is having a bad day, give them one of these and their trouble will go away. I can't endorse that, but I can tell you from experience.


Try these - they are delicious!

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Thank you for reading! I appreciate your support and time to read my posts as Cafe Nessa. Please give me a like on this post if this is something you would buy to add to your dessert/breakfast options.


Stay happy,

Vanessa


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