Blogger News: Cherry-Chocolate Volcano Cookies 6.12.15

These Cherry-Chocolate Volcano Cookies feature a buttery mix of chocolate and maraschino cherry liquid where the lava would normally be.


Prep Time: 15min.
Total Time: 1hr. 44min.
Servings: 28 servings, 1 cookie each

What You Need

·         3/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained, divided
·         3 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
·         1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, divided, softened
·         2 eggs
·         3/4 cup packed brown sugar
·         2/3 cup flour
·         1/4 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
·         1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts
·         2 Tbsp. maraschino cherry liquid

Make It

  • Reserve 7 cherries; chop remaining cherries. Melt 8 oz. chocolate as directed on package. Add 1/4 cup butter; stir until melted. Stir in sugar and eggs. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in nuts and chopped cherries. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto pachment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake 12 to 14 min. or until cookies are soft to the touch but tops are still slightly shiny. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Melt remaining chocolate; mix with remaining butter and cherry liquid until blended.
  • Quarter reserved whole cherries. Spread 1 tsp. chocolate glaze over each cookie; top with cherry piece.

Kitchen Tips

Reminiscent of the flavor of chocolate-covered cherries, these moist cookies are the perfect treats to enjoy at your next special occasion.

How to Store
Store in single layer in airtight container in refrigerator.

If you don't have parchment paper, bake on ungreased baking sheets.