Buried Cherry Biscuits

    32 minutes

    An easy biscuit that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry in an almond biscuit shell!

    19 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 280g tinned black cherries, with liquid
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 90g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) sweetened condensed milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Drain the cherries and reserve about 2 tablespoons of the liquid. Cut the cherries in half if large and set aside
    3. Beat the softened butter, sugar and baking powder with an electric mixer until thoroughly creamed and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg and almond essence, then add the flour gradually and beat just until blended. Pinch off pieces of dough, roll into 2cm balls, place the balls on an ungreased baking tray and press your thumb in the center of each biscuit to make a dent. Place a cherry or cherry half in the indentation of each biscuit.
    4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with the condensed milk and stir until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of reserved cherry liquid to the mixture or as needed, to thin the icing; icing will be thick. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of icing over each cherry, covering the cherry completely.
    5. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven until firm and slightly browned, about 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking tray for about 1 minute before removing, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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    Made these several times. They freeze beautifully and after finding some after 6 months in the freezer, they were still delicious. Wonderful dark chocolate cherry cookie for the Christmas Cookie Tray!!!  -  06 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I just tried this recipe out today. I doubled it, but needed to add more butter and a third egg for there to be enough moisture. They turned out pretty nice. I have posted the first photo for the recipe, just waiting for it to be added to the site.  -  11 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really good cookie-I used a version of this recipe that makes these cookies chocolate by adding in 1/3 cup cocoa powder. I also made the chocolate frosting by melting 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips with 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk which made it nice and creamy. I will definitely make these again.  -  22 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)