CHOCOLATE CHERRY SURPRISE

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

maraschino cherries

Directions:

Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Gradually add in flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet, press thumb into center of each ball and place a cherry into the center of each. Press dough around the sides of cherry. Top each cherry with warm topping and bake for 8-10 mins. at 350 degrees.

Topping:

6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 tsp cherry juice

In double boiler melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and cherry juice until smooth. Keep mixture soft and warm.

KITTY Mc CAFFREY