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Frosted Cherry Chip Cookies

 Frosted Cherry Chip Cookies
Our family makes these sweets every year for Christmas. The cake-like cookies have bits of maraschino cherries in every bite.
42 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Red colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • Drain cherries, reserving 1 tablespoon juice for frosting. Chop
  • cherries and pat dry; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and
  • sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and
  • salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in
  • cherries.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, sour cream

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Frosted Cherry Chip Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Spread over cookies.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.