Chocolate-Cherry Thumbprints

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As pretty as they are delicious, you add your mark to these chocolate cookies by indenting them with your thumb and placing a cherry on top.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100 percent) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Combine oats, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  • BEAT sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in oat mixture. Cover; chill dough for 1 hour.
  • SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press deep centers with thumb. Place maraschino cherry into each center.
  • BAKE in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Melt remaining morsels; drizzle over cookies.