Cherry cookies with a chocolate drizzle on top.
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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 (6-ounce) jar (1/2 cup) maraschino cherries, well drained, chopped
2/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add cherries; stir into dough.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Place chocolate chips and shortening in small bowl. Microwave , stirring occasionally, 30-45 seconds or until melted. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set.
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I have made these cookies for two Christmases. My daughter just loves them and it has become one of her favorite Christmas cookies. I thought of drizzling white chocolate on top and dipping in toasted coconut. Haven't tried it yet, but cherries and coconut are always a good combo.
I made these last year and everyone loved them. If you think they are tasteless, this is what I did: use amaretto liquor instead of vanilla and add a touch more.
IMHO - just not worth the extra work of draining, drying and chopping the cherries plus melting and decorating with the chocolate. All the extra work seems to produce a really plain cookie.
Theses were quite good. I did omit the vanilla, and add the almond. Also, I used the "Red Cherries" (the kind used for Fruit cake), since there wouldn't be any draining/patting dry.
Last, I added 1/2c mini chocolate chips to the batter when the cherries were stirred in, instead of drizzling on top.
I thought these cookies could of used a boost of flavor. When I make them again I will use a teaspoon of almond flavoring instead of the vanilla.