Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies

1 C Sugar
1/2 C Butter (softened)
1 Egg
2 oz. Unsweetened chocolate (melted)
1/3 C Buttermilk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 C All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 C Chopped maraschino Cherries

Frosting
2 oz Unsweetened chocolate
2 tb Margarine or butter
3 tb Water
2 c Powdered sugar;

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix, sugar, margarine, egg, chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cherries. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart into ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched; cool. Frost with Chocolate Frosting.

To make frosting: Heat chocolate and margarine over low heat until melted; remove from heat. Stir in water and powdered sugar until smooth. Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

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