Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 24 maraschino cherries

  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  3. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  4. 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice

  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  6. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided

  9. 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Pat cherries with paper towels to remove excess moisture; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cherry juice and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. Insert a chocolate chip into each maraschino cherry. Wrap a tablespoon of dough around each cherry. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a microwave, melt remaining chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip tops of cookies in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.


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