- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- 16 oz. jar maraschino cherries
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda. In mixer beat together butter or margarine and sugar on low speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beat until well blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Press down center of dough with thumb. Drain cherries, reserving the juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie. Bake in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes or until done.
In a small pan combine chocolate chips and milk, heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in about 4 tsp. of the reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 tsp. of frosting over each cherry spreading to cover cherry. Cookies do not need to be completely cool to frost.