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Chocolate Cherry Bon Bons

A chewy, crispy dark chocolate cookie spiced up with a little chipotle, cherry on top, and covered in ganache. Rich and delicious - perfect for holiday cookie trays
Course cookies
Cuisine Holiday
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36
Author Marye Audet

Ingredients

  • Cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup extra dark cocoa
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (may omit )
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 36 Maraschino cherries without stems , drained, and patted dry (reserve juice)
  • Ganache
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Amaretto or cherry juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, chipotle, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well.
  • Form the dough into 36 balls using about a heaping teaspoon of dough for each.
  • Roll the dough in confectioner's sugar.
  • Push a cherry into each one.
  • Cover with the ganache.
  • Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Ganache
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a small saucepan.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Heat until the chocolate is melted.
  • Blend well.
  • Add the Amaretto or cherry juice.
  • Spoon on top of each cherry, covering it completely, before baking.