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Cherry Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

These Cherry Cookies with Chocolate Glaze might just become your new favorite. You'll never know until you try them.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 150 kcal
Author camila

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cherry Jam

  • 2 cups of pitted cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Chocolate glaze

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 ounce butter 2 tablespoons

Instructions

Sugar Cookie

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat for 2 more minutes until fluffy and lightened in color.
  3. Add egg, milk and vanilla to butter and sugar. Beat for 30 seconds until incorporated.
  4. Add sifted flour mixture in and stir on low until just incorporated. If necessary finish mixing with a spatula so you don’t overmix the dough once the flour has been added.
  5. Form mixture into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. When ready to roll it out, cut dough in half. Keep the half you’re not working with in the refrigerator, wrapped.
  7. Sprinkle a good amount of flour in your counter and roll half of the dough out tis about 1/4” thick. You might have to wait a few minutes so the dough softens up a bit, since it will be pretty hard once you remove it from the fridge. Make sure to keep the counter floured so your dough won’t stick. Cut rounds in whatever shape you prefer. As you can see, I used a 3” flower shaped cutter for my cookies. For half of them, I used a 1” flower cutter to cut the middle so the jam filling would be exposed.
  8. Place your cookies in baking sheets and place them in the freezer while you pre-heat your oven to 375F and keep rolling the dough that’s remaining.
  9. Once the cookies have hardened up in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, bake them in pre-heated oven for 7-9 minutes. Watch them like a hawk! They go from white to burnt so quickly.
  10. Let the cookies cool.

Cherry Jam

  1. Place cherries in a small blender or food processor and pulse a few times. You want to see pea sized bits of cherries in there. It’s like making a chunky puree.
  2. Pour cherry puree, maple syrup and lime in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly and simmer for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat.
  3. Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Once cornstarch is dissolved, add mixture to cherries and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Cook for a couple minutes, stirring. Remove jam to a bowl, cover and place it in the fridge until completely cool.

Chocolate glaze

  1. Mix sugar, heavy cream and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat. Don’t let mixture actually boil. As soon as you see the first bubbles rise, turn the heat off.
  2. Chop chocolate and mix with butter in a heat-proof bowl. Add hot cream mixture to chocolate and butter. Stir until chocolate is completely dissolved. Make sure that all the chocolate has actually dissolved and melted and there are no bits in the glaze. If necessary, stick it in the microwave for a few seconds and keep stirring until you see no more bits of chocolate.
  3. Place glaze in the fridge for a couple hours.
  4. To assemble
  5. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of jam in the middle of a cookie, top it with the cookie part that has the hollow center. Drizzle chocolate glaze over cookies. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cookies with Chocolate Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.