Cheery Cherry Cookies

Chopped red maraschino cherries and a drizzling of chocolate make these cookies peppy and pretty additions to the party.

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  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 60
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2
cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained on paper towels
1/3
cup sugar

Icing

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
tablespoon shortening

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cherries. Cover; freeze dough 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Shape dough into balls, using 1 teaspoon dough for each, and roll in sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening on High 1 minute, stirring once halfway through microwaving, until melted. If necessary, continue to microwave on High in 15-second increments, stirring until smooth. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cherries. Cover; freeze dough 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Shape dough into balls, using 1 teaspoon dough for each, and roll in sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening on High 1 minute, stirring once halfway through microwaving, until melted. If necessary, continue to microwave on High in 15-second increments, stirring until smooth. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Arrange the cookies with your other cookie choices, and tie a ribbon around the base of the platter.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.