I’ve saved the best for last! These are an all-time favorite of mine, and a recipe that my grandma made every year for Christmas. They look like they’re plain bark covered cookies, but inside there’s a surprise – maraschino cherries!
Cherry Holiday Hideaways
- 2/3 cups organic shortening (butter flavor if available)
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg (large)
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup ultragrain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 48 maraschino cherries (well drained)
- 1 cup almond bark
- chopped pecans
|Cream shortening, sugar, egg, milk, and extract. Combine dry ingredients, then gradually add to mixture and stir until well combined. Press dough in a very thin layer around cherries. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Dip into melted almond bark, then spinkle with pecans. |
Yields about 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe and photographs from Mayhem in the Kitchen!
This post is day 12 in the series Mayhem’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!
Tagged: christmas, cookies, dessert, family recipes
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