Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cocoa Cherry Drops

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 2 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in cherries and chopped walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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