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24 maraschino cherries (drained; reserve juice)
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp reserved juice
1tsp vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 pkg chocolate candy coating (ex. Almond Bark)
- Pat cherries to remove excess moisture; set aside. Combine flour and salt; set aside. In large bowl cream butter and brown sugar until light & fluffy. Beat in cherry juice and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- Insert a chocolate chip into each maraschino cherry. Wrap a tablespoon of dough around each cherry. Place 1” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes or until set. Remove to wire rack to cool.
- Over double boiler, melt candy coating. Dip tops of cookie and place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in airtight container or freeze.
Yield: 2 dozen cookies