Cherry Cookies with Vanilla Frosting Dip
A cherry flavored sugar cookie with vanilla frosting.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 cups flour + more for flour
For Frosting Dip:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
- about 1 cup powdered sugar
Remove cherries from jar, reserving juice, and roughly chop them.
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, cherries and cherry juice, and mix well.Add salt, soda, and baking powder, and mix well.Add flour and mix just until incorporated.
Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 3-4 hours. Roll dough on floured surface, to ½" thickness, and cut small shapes.
Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. (7 min for smaller cookies, and 9-10 for average size cookies) Place on a cooling rack and let cool before serving.
For frosting, melt butter, and combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Adjust consistency by adding more milk (to thin) or more powdered sugar (to thicken).