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Cherry Cookies with Vanilla Frosting Dip
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Cherry Cookies with Vanilla Frosting Dip

A cherry flavored sugar cookie with vanilla frosting.
Cook Time9 mins
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Ingredients

For Cookies:

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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).