Brandied Cherry Pockets

Brandied Cherry Pockets

Flavorful cherries fill each of these uniquely shaped cookies.

50 min.prep time 3:40total time
60 cookies
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

Filling

1 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon brandy extract

Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon brandy extract
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

Combine cherries and 1/2 cup orange juice in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, uncovered, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cherries are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in orange marmalade and 1 teaspoon brandy extract. Cool 15 minutes.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Spoon slightly rounded 1/2 teaspoon cherry filling onto center of each cookie. Fold in half. Seal edges with fork. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon brandy extract in small bowl. Add enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Recipe Tip

- If dough is sticky when pressing edges with fork, lightly spray fork with no-stick cooking spray.

- For easy clean-up, place cooled cookies on cooling racks over waxed paper. Drizzle brandy glaze over cookies, allowing excess to drip onto waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13567©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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