I did not care for this particular cookie at all (sorry!). Since my changes MAY be to blame, I'm willing to give this another try.... I pretty much followed Jamie's directions to the letter with the exception of one (minor) change. I added approximately 2 T cherry juice to my cookie dough and subbed almond extract in lieu of the vanilla flavoring called for. I think the addition of cherry liquid (and the fact that I shaped my dough into balls slightly larger than a walnut) may have caused my cookies to spread. :( I was hoping for petite-sized cookies, but what I ended up with was LARGE, flat ones. Next time, I'll be sure to use my 1 T cookie scoop and I won't add any liquid to my dough! The chocolate filling is quite tasty, albeit with the addition of almost TRIPLE the amount of cherry juice called for (as is, I could barely detect a cherry flavor). I found it very difficult to drizzle my cookies with the leftover sauce (it was thick and gloppy, like soft ganache), even after thinning it considerably with ADDITIONAL cherry juice! All in all, this is a decent cookie, but is not presentable enough (at least to my standards) to include with my Christmas cookie trays. For all the effort involved, I expected more. Maybe this will be your new favorite, but it wasn't mine. Thanks anyways, Ms. Carpenter! :-)
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I did not care for this particular cookie at all (sorry!). Since my changes MAY be to blame,...