1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons cherry flavoring (optional)
48 sweet fresh cherries, pitted
1 package (6oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Makes 48 cookies
Combine flour and cocoa; set aside.
With electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and baking powder until blended.
Add egg, vanilla and cherry flavoring; beat until well combined.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1/2 -inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow; fill each center with a cherry.
Heat oven to 350F.
In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done.
Remove to wire racks and cool.