posted by Becky 10-23-100 6:56 PM
Covered Cherry Cookies
maraschino cherries (save juice)
1 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
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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