I wanted to create a scary cookie for Halloween so I thought about all the cookies I have seen lately and most are orange and look like pumpkins…not exactly what I wanted. I was aiming to make something people had to think twice about before eating, yeah that kinda cookie!I do love Halloween themed food that’s scary, creepy and kinda gross looking. Strange I know. I planned a Halloween luncheon at work a couple years ago and helped everyone turn their covered dish into something spooky, like a grave yard of mashed potatoes, it was fun to inject some fun into the food and everyone enjoyed it.
anyways, back to my brainstorming, My mom was my accomplice and we decided to make a cookie that looked like it was bleeding. gross right? The flavor I decided on is actually quite pleasant and might remind you of Valentine’s day or Christmas, they taste just like chocolate covered cherries. now I’m not a big chocolate covered cherry fan because I don’t like the cherry in the middle but to make these cookies taste better I added in some cream cheese. Yum!
The great part about these Gooey Chocolaty cookies is that they are made with a premade cookie mix and premade cherry filling. How easy is that! I really tried to make these as easy as possible.
You can make these cookies anytime of the year not just Halloween. I know I will be making these quite often, might even try mixing it up with different cookie mixes and fillings. Hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I did.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Ingredients (8 – 12 Cookies)
- 1 pkg Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 c Vegetable oil
- 2 Tbs Water
- 1 can Cherry Filling
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- Mix egg, water, Veg oil and cookie mix in a bowl. Set aside.
- Mix cream cheese and 1/2 of the cherry filling in a small bowl.
- To assemble I used 2 Tbs of Cookie dough and flattened it out in my hand. Then I used about 2 tsp of cherry filling and placed it in the middle of the cookie.
Fold up the sides around the filling so you completely cover all the red. Add more cookie dough if needed. Try to make sure your cookies are all the same size so they cook evenly.
- Place them on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart, they will spread during cooking.
- Cook at 375 degrees for 12 mins.