When it comes to chocolate covered cherries cordial candies (say that three times fast!), it seems you’re either a fan or you’re not. Well, I am and if you are too, you are going to LOVE these little cookies! I first discovered them a couple of summers ago on vacation after reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, the first in a mystery series by Joann Fluke about bakery owner and accidental sleuth, Hannah Swensen. You see, Hannah is the owner of The Cookie Jar bakery in the fictional Minnesota town of Lake Eden. I love mysteries and especially cozies like these that also include a food theme! What’s really neat about Fluke’s books is that she includes recipes too. She’s written so many books in the series that last year, she released a whole cookbook with all the recipes from her books and even included some never-before-published recipes! If you love food related mysteries like I do, I encourage you to check out this fun series. And be sure to check out the Lake Eden Cookbook too!
It wasn’t a month later that I tried these yummy little treats and now I’m excited to share them with you. And don’t worry, they’re not nearly as drippy with that gooey filling as the candies but the flavor still delivers. They’re soft and chewy with a hint of the cherries. This recipe is relatively simple and the freeze well when packed in an air-tight container with wax paper in between layers. That is if they last that long—I dare you to eat just one!
Be sure to check out all the other bloggers who are participating this week in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop… you’ll have no excuse of “I don’t know what to make!” And if you’re a blogger and want to join in on the fun, check out this post for the form to fill out to start baking along with us! It’s never too late if you’re willing to bake!