Venango County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

| May 13, 2018

These cookies make great holiday gifts! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies


1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 large egg
1 – 17.5-oz. pkg. chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
42 assorted chocolate-covered cherries
1/2 cup powdered sugar
5 tsp maraschino cherry juice


~Preheat oven at 375°.

~Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, beating until blended.

~Combine cookie mix and cocoa. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Shape dough into 1″ balls. Place balls 2″ apart on ungreased baking sheets.

~Bake for eight to 10 minutes. Cool two minutes. Gently press one cherry candy in center of each cookie. Cool completely on baking sheets. Transfer to wire racks.

~Combine powdered sugar and cherry juice in a small bowl, stirring until smooth.

~Place glaze in a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Let stand until set.

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