Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cherry Pie Cookies

I had some cherries left over from the cheesecakes I made a few days ago so I decided to make these.  Everyone seemed to enjoy them, even my dad who doesn't like cookies ate one and said it was good. 
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 21 ounce Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling
  • ½ cup white chocolate baking chips

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer beat together butter, and margarine until fluffy.
    Add flour powdered sugar, and vanilla just until combined and a soft dough is formed.
    Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. about 2 inches apart.
    Make an indentation in the center of each ball.
    Scoop 1-2 cherries into each center indentation in the cookie.
    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
    Allow cookies to cool.
    Melt the ½ cup white chocolate in the microwave stirring 30 seconds at a time in a microwave safe dish until smooth and be careful not to let it burn.
    Once chocolate is melted scoop into a ziplock blog.
    Snip the corner with scissors and drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.

    If you want to add a little bit of nutty flavor to the butter cookie, add ¼ cup finely ground walnuts or pecans.

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