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       Title: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 Cookies
  
   1 1/2 c  Flour
     1/2 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
       1 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Baking powder
      14 ts Baking soda
       1    Egg
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
      48    Undrained maraschino
            -cherries (about one 10 oz
            -jar)
       6 oz Pkg semisweet chocolate
            -pieces
     1/2 c  Sweetened condensed milk
  
   In a mixing bowl, combine flour and cocoa; set aside. In a large
   mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high
   speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugar, salt, baking
   powder, and baking soda. Beat until well combined. Add egg and
   vanilla. Beat well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
   
   Shape dough into 1 balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Press down
   center of each ball with thumb. Drain marachino cherries, reserving
   juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie. In a small
   saucepan combine the chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk.
   Heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in 4 teaspoons of the reserved
   cherry juice.
   
   Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the frosting over each cherry, spreading to
   cover cherry (frosting may be thinned with additonal cherry juice if
   necessary).
   
   Bake in 350øF oven about 10 minutes or until done. Remove to wire
   rack to cool.
  
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