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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 75.3
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.0 mg
  • Sodium: 19.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Buried Cherry Cookies

Submitted by: LADYPHOENIX61

Introduction

Something for Valentines Day. These are just for you, no sharing! These also make a lovely presentation at bake sales. They remind me of Lucy Ricardo in the candy factory! Something for Valentines Day. These are just for you, no sharing! These also make a lovely presentation at bake sales. They remind me of Lucy Ricardo in the candy factory!
Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    1 10 jar maraschino cherries (42-28 cherries)
    1/2 cup Smart Balance 50/50 unsalted butter blend, softened
    1/2 cup Splenda for Baking*
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 egg
    1&1/2 tsp pure vanilla
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1&1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces(no imitation chocolate)
    1/2 cup low fat sweetened condensed milk

    *If using regular sugar use 1 cup. Calories will be 84.5/ cookie

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Directions

Drain cherries, reserve juice. Halve any large cherries. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in cocoa powder and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour(NOTE: I recommend using a heavy duty stand mixer such as KA for this recipe.)

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls aout 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press your thunb into the center of each ball. Place a cherry n each center.

FOR FROSTING: In a small saucepan combine chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Stir in 4 tsp reserved cherry juice. Spoon 1 tsp frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover. If necessary frosting may be thinned with additional cherry juice.

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for about a minute then transfer to a rack and let cool.

SHOULD MAKE 42-48 COOKIES DEPENDING ON HOW MANY ARE IN THE JAR :-)

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYPHOENIX61.






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