Seeing as how I'm actually baking this year, I thought I would share a week's worth of Christmas goodies with you. We'll start with these Cherry Pie Cookies!
Cherry Pie Cookies
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup margarine, softened
2 cups flour
Water, as needed
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
21 ounce Cherry Pie Filling
½ cup white chocolate baking chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer beat together butter, and margarine until fluffy. Add flour powdered sugar, and vanilla just until combined and a soft dough is formed. I ended up adding almost 1/4 c. of water to this dough because it was pretty crumbly.
Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation in the center of each ball. Scoop 1-2 cherries into each center indentation in the cookie.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool. Melt the ½ cup white chocolate in the microwave stirring 30 seconds at a time in a microwave safe dish until smooth and be careful not to let it burn.
Once chocolate is melted scoop into a ziplock blog. Snip the corner with scissors and drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.
If you want to add a little bit of nutty flavor to the butter cookie, add ¼ cup finely ground walnuts or pecans.