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Chocolate Cherry Beauties

A delicious showstopper of a cookie. I make these cookies for Christmas, and more recently had a request for them for a wine tasting party…


  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 2 granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4eggs
  • 2 color
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp rum or rum extract
  • 1 milk chocolate chips
  • maraschino cherries


  1. Prepare cookie base. Melt unsweetened chocolate with a double boiler (or the microwave in 30-second increments.)
  2. In a separate bowl, add chocolate to the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Stir in eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt; Mix well. Chill for 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator. Roll dough into one inch balls. bake at 350° for 10 minutes, this will give you a softer cookie. (Up to 12 minutes if you desire a crispy cookie. I prefer soft. )
  5. Once you have removed the cookies from the oven, immediately use a round-bottomed spoon (a teaspoon measuring spoon is a good size) to smoosh a “well” into the cookies. Allow cooling completely.
  6. Prepare cookie filling. In a medium bowl, mix softened butter (not melted), confectioners sugar and rum extract (or rum) for flavor. You may need a little more than a teaspoon, depending on your taste. Blend using a hand mixer until it is the consistency of piping frosting. Add 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips, finely chopped.
  7. Using a pastry bag without a tip, pipe a dollop of filling into the well you pressed into the cookie. Add a Maraschino cherry to the top of each cookie. The ones with stems are very pretty.
  8. Melt the remaining milk chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies.

NOTE: The cookies in the main picture area “bite-sized version” of this cookie – When I rolled the ball they were about the size of the cherries before baking.

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