Double Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints
I made these for the office last week, and despite the nature of the ingredients, they were completely devoured. The ladies would say "complain" about getting fat and the amount of sugar and chocolate. I said that the sugar in these cookies should be the least of their worries. The amount of butter is astounding. But as we know, butter is what makes things delicious.
Just eat them in moderation.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; mix well. Add bittersweet chocolate and blend to combine. Add flour and cinnamon; mix until well blended.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 min.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press thumb in center of each cookie and place half a cherry in each depression.
Bake for 15 to 17 min. Cool completely.
Place white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 sec.; stir and continue to microwave in 10-sec. increments until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle white chocolate across each cookie. chill 5 min. to set white chocolate.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
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