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Chocolate-Cherry Drop Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Servings: 54
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1  cup  sugar
1/2  cup  margarine or butter, softened
1    egg
2  ounces  unsweetened chocolate
    melted and cooled
1/3  cup  buttermilk, milk or water
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1 3/4  cup  all-purpose flour *
    or whole wheat flour
1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
2  cups  cut-up candied or maraschino
    cherries
    CHOCOLATE FROSTING
2  ounces  unsweetened chocolate
2  tablespoons  margarine or butter
3  tablespoons  water
2  cups  powdered sugar, about
    * If using self-rising flour, omit
    baking soda and salt.

Directions:
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix, sugar, margarine, egg, chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cherries. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart into ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched; cool. Frost with Chocolate Frosting. ABOUT 4-1/2 DOZEN COOKIES; 95 CALORIES PER COOKIE. CHOCOLATE FROSTING Heat chocolate and margarine over low heat until melted; remove from heat. Stir in water and powdered sugar until smooth.


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