*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Pampered Chef Fall/winter Season’s Best 1996
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pampered Chef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           whole almonds, -- chopped & divided
    1      package       (18.25 oz) cherry-flavored cake mix
    1                    egg
      1/3  cup           vegetable oil
    2      tablespoons   water
    1 1/2  cups          semisweet chocolate chips -- melted
    2      teaspoons     vegetable oil
 
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Finely chop almonds with food chopper. 
 Reserve about 2 tablespoons almonds for garnish.  Combine remaining
 almonds, cake mix, egg, oil and water in mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
 (Mixture will be dry)  With small stainless steel scoop, drop dough 2
 inches apart onto 13 baking stone.  Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are
 lightly browned.  Cool 2 minutes on stone; remove to non-stick cooling
 rack.  Cool completely.  Place chocolate chips and oil in covered
 micro-cooker.  Microwave on high 2-21/2 minutes, stirring every 30
 seconds, until smooth.  Dip half of each cookie in chocolate;  shake to
 remove excess.  Sprinkle with reserved almonds.  Place on parchment paper
 and refrigerate until set.  Yield:  about 3 dozen.
 
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 NOTES : If chocolate thickens, microwave at 30-second intervals until
 dipping consistency.
 
   
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