I am sure that somewhere, sometime, somebody made these and perhaps there is even a different name for them; however, I was "goofing" in my kitchen and kinda came up with these. I really wanted to use white chocolate chips in these, but I was all out, so I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. When added with the maraschino cherries, it is kind of reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry.
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
Add in 1 tsp. almond extract
1 Tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
Mix together, then add to creamed mixture:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Add 1 cup chocolate chips
and 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
Drop onto cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.
Cool, then melt about 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a ziplock baggie. Cut the tip and drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cooled cookies.
They were good and look festive for Valentine's Day, although we will be enjoying these at Tanner's Superbowl party.