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~ cherry filled cookies ~ soft

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Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

A family tradition! Soft, tender cherry filled cookies! We've made these at Christmas time for as long as I remember. They're always a welcomed addition to our cookie trays!

(1 rating)
yield 24 - 3 inch or 12 large
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ~ cherry filled cookies ~ soft

  • 3 c
  • 3tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter flavor shortening
  • 1 stick
    unsalted, butter - softened
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • Cherry
    pie filling

How To Make ~ cherry filled cookies ~ soft

  • 1
    Sift together flour, salt, baking powder. Set aside. Cream together shortening, butter, sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, then milk. Chill covered for 25 minutes.
  • 2
    Roll out half dough to about 1/8 inch on well floured surface. If too sticky add a little more flour. Just make sure your surface is well can always dust extra off cookie. Cut with 3 inch cookie cutter. I made mine larger, therefore less cookies. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet or as I did on parchment paper. Add 1/2 - 1 tablespoon cherry filling. Roll out remaining dough and cut tops for filled cookies.
  • 3
    Crimp with fork tines around edges. Cut a slit on top to release steam or poke with tines of fork.
  • 4
    Bake at 375 degree F for 12 - 15 minutes or until starting to turn golden on edges. Cool on cooling rack. Store in container with lid.