Cherry Filled Butter Cookies

Elizabeth Lancaster


This recipe is so amazing! It melts in your mouth and can be used in three different types of cookie recipes! This is Two of Three and One of Three is my Peppermint Sugar Cookies recipe. I Hope you find this cookie at your next Christmas bash! Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!!

★★★★★ 1 vote
8-10 people
3 Hr
10 Min


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2 1/2 c
white unbleached flour
1 c
powered sugar
1 c
butter, room temperature (2sticks)
1 large
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract (clear)
1/2 tsp
1 jar(s)
10 oz maraschino cherries (drained)
can leave plain or add colorful candy melts

How to Make Cherry Filled Butter Cookies


  • 1Drain your cherries well, with paper towels and place in fridge for 6-8 hours before making cookie dough.
  • 2In a mixing bowl, add butter,salt,powdered sugar,egg and vanilla, mix on slow speed till creamed
  • 3Add flour mix on low speed until dough is stiff.
    cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours
  • 4pre-heat oven to 375*.

    Roll out small balls and make a finger tip hole in the top of the dough, place one cherry in the middle and roll the dough over the cherry (to hide in the middle) and place on a none greased pan and bake for 10-12 mins.
  • 5Remove from oven and cool on racks.
  • 6Once cooled,lay wax paper or parchment paper down on a flat surface and melt candy melts in the microwave according to package directions, (do your own decor) (I do lines back and forth over the tops )and let setup. (about 2-3 hours will be dry)
  • 7These cookies are best used the same day or freeze up to 6 months . I hope you find my Great, Great Grandmothers Cherry Cookies melt in your mouth! Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!

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About Cherry Filled Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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