Formed Cookies Covered Cherry Cookies

posted by Becky 10-23-100 6:56 PM

Covered Cherry Cookies

maraschino cherries (save juice)
1 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together shortening, sugar and egg. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Wrap about 1 teaspoon dough around cherry until covered. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until light brown.

Glaze: Powdered sugar and cherry juice to make thin icing. Dip top of hot cookies in icing then in coconut.

Makes 80 to 90 cookies.

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