1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 (10 oz.) jar cherries (about 48)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup condensed milk
Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and soda. Set aside.
Drain cherries, reserving juice. Set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
Gradually add dry ingredients and beat till combined.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of each ball with your thumb. Place a drained cherry in the center of each.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and condensed milk. Cook and stir over low heat till chocolate is melted.
Stir in 4 teaspoons reserved cherry juice. Spoon about 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. (Frosting may be thinned with additional cherry juice, if necessary).
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or till edges are firm. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks.