Cherry Vanilla Cookies with an orange glaze

Doris Carlson

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@DorisC

I wanted to make a cherry cookie to add to my Christmas cookie trays. Since I could not find exactly what I was looking for, I made up this recipe with chopped maraschino cherries, vanilla and an orange zest glaze.


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Prep:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
2 1/2 c
flour
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
juice from an orange
1 tsp
orange zest
12
chopped maraschino cherries patted dry

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl mix butter sugar and vanilla until smooth (about 3 min)
add chopped cherries ( I used food processor to chop up the cherries to a small fine size)
stir in flour slowly and mix until dough comes together
roll into 1 inch balls
flatten slightly with bottom of cup
bake @350 for 12 minutes
cool on racks
2
Glaze
add confectioners sugar, orange zest and juice from orange until creamy ( add more sugar or juice if needed for correct consistency)
3
Place wax paper under cooling racks to catch the drips from glaze. Dip cooled cookies into glaze, or use spoon to spread onto the cookie.
let glaze harden ....enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy