Double Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints


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A very good recipe. Sure to become a tradition to make during the holidays.

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  • 1 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, cut in half
  • 3 oz. white chocolate

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Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; mix well. Add chocolate, flour and cinnamon; mix until blended. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Press thumb in center of each cookie and place half a cherry into depression. Bake for 15 -17 minutes. Cool. Place white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 10 second intervals until melted. Drizzle across each cookie. Chill 5 minutes to set. 

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