"Ok, I lost the original recipe in my
great grandmother's church cookie cookbook, but luckily found this one online a few years ago. The only difference is that when
I make them - I don't use nuts or chocolate. Just the dough and the cherries.
The important thing is getting the butter soft enough. If you don't, it won't
yield much and is a pain in the butt to make (even though I secretly suspect my
aunt prefers them that way because they come out crispier).
I found a rhythm after a bit - I roll into a ball, put a little flour on my one
palm, use the heel of other hand as a rolling pin to roll out a bit then plop
cherry in and fold dough over and roll so cherry is inside dough ball. (Also
make sure cherries have been drained. Def have to wait and watch.
This year, I'm thinking of adding a little drizzle of icing by taking a little
of cherry "juice" from jar, melted butter (the real stuff), and powdered
Bake on greased cookies sheet at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on
rack, [optional: then dip bottom of cookie into melted chocolate, then nuts].
Let set on paper lined trays.
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