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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.—Sarah Brown, Antioch, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon 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 and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Spread over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
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