Festive Cherry Drops
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Festive Cherry Drops

Cherry cookies with a chocolate drizzle on top.

42
cookies
25 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Drizzle

2/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

Nutrition

160Calories
8Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
75Sodium (mg)
21Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  November 30, 2016

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.

— says Pat
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  December 01, 2013

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.

— says Donna S.
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