Vanilla Porter Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Vanilla Porter Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Serves 3 dozen
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Rich, chocolatey cookies are studded with maraschino cherries and drizzled with a chocolate porter frosting.


  • 1 + 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Porter (+ 4 tsp Vanilla Porter)
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-3 teaspoon cherry juice


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2
In a bowl, combing the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Step 3
In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
Step 4
Add egg and the 1/4 cup of Vanilla Porter to the butter mixture and mix well, then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
Step 5
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet and create an indent in the center of each with your thumb.
Step 6
Drain the cherries and reserve the juice.
Step 7
Place one cherry in the center of each indentation.
Step 8
In a small pot, mix the chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat until melted.
Step 9
Add the 4 tsp of Vanilla Porter and 1-3 tsp cherry juice to the melted chocolate, then spoon 2 tsp over each cookie.
Step 10
Bake for ten minutes.

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