Some of my favorite recipes are found on the back of the box of specific products such as chocolate chips or butter or sugar. You can also find some great recipes on product websites. Let's face it, anything a company can do to have you use their products is fair game. So this recipe is for Cherry Bonbon Cookies from C&H Sugar. How can you go wrong with cherries and chocolate! I've adapted the original recipe just a bit. I know this recipe appears on cooks.com and elsewhere, but I'm using C& H sugar!
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened (pick a high quality cocoa)
1/2 cup butter, unsoftened
1 cup C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar (Ok, I felt I should put this in since it's a C&H recipe)
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
1 2/2 tsps. vanilla extract
48 fresh cherries, pitted
1 cup chocolate chips (6 oz) or chopped dark chocolate (70% or more)
1/2 cup condensed milk
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Combine flour and cocoa; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and baking powder until blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow. fill each center with a cherry. In small pan over low heat (or above another pan), combine chocolate chips (or chunks) and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Spoon and spread 1 tsp chocolate mixture over each cherry. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack. Yum!!
And, in case you think I'm giving preferential treatment to C&H, Domino Sugar is a sister company on the East Coast. Recipes there, too.