“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny CHERRY nose
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.”
I’m celebrating with Christmas songs that goes with my posts from here on out until Christmas is over. Hope I don’t make you mad. Some people really, really hate Christmas music. I rather like it. 🙂
In fact, I either get all jolly and sometimes I kind of get down-right, teary-eyed on some of the songs. Gahh! It just strikes a chord with me, all those traditions we hold so dear to our hearts over the years.
Like watching Rudolph and singing Christmas Carols!
“All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.”
When the reindeer games go belly-up for Rudolph, you can’t help feel sorry for him, it just pulls at your heart strings! You know it does! Anyways..it’s just good to know there is a happy ending to the story.
I am a sucker for happy endings!
So I do have a connection here, believe it or not. Rudolph’s nose looked like a bright red cherry and I’ve baked up some cookies that actually have Cherries.Inside.the.Cookies.
These holiday cookies are basically a fudge brownie wrapped around a maraschino cherry and topped with luscious chocolate! *Drool*
They are called Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies!!
“Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
I received this recipe from Valerie Ott from Home Made Modern. I signed up for 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap, December 16, 2015.
Our mission for the swap was to bake another blogger’s cookie recipe, and this one is a family recipe her mom and she have been making for as long as she can remember. They’re a must on their Christmas cookie plate every year!
These holiday cookies are basically a fudge brownie wrapped around a maraschino cherry and topped with luscious chocolate! *Drool* My son ate a lot of them! He loves chocolate covered cherries anyways! They look so elegant too!
And the happy ending!
“Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee!
Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history!”
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
- 1 c . sugar
- 1/2 c . unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 tsp . salt
- 1/4 tsp . baking soda
- 1/4 tsp . baking powder
- 1/2 c . butter softened
- 1 1/2 tsp . vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 c . flour
- 4 doz. whole maraschino cherries drained well
- 1/2 c . semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 T . solid shortening
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Drain the cherries well and let them sit in a sieve while you make the cookie dough.
- Cream together the first 8 ingredients until well-combined.
- Add flour gradually; you may have to stir in by hand.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then flatten slightly in your hand. Place a cherry in the center of the dough round, then shape the dough around the cherry. You can also use a medium sized cookie scoop and scoop dough, add cherry and middle and add a little dough on top of cherry and drop on the parchment paper.
- Bake 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 mins, being careful not to over-bake as they will crumble if they get too done.
- Let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, microwave chocolate chips and shortening for 20 second intervals, stirring between each, until the chocolate is smooth.
- Dip the tops of the cooled cookies in the frosting and let harden or drizzle.
Check out these cookies from the Cookie Recipe Swap!