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Festive Cherry Drops
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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

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.

Tip #1

Use a teaspoon from your flatware, rather than measuring spoons, for dropping cookie dough onto cookie sheets.

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