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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter or margarine, sugar and vanilla until mixture is light and fluffy. Slowly blend in the flour.

  • For each cookie, shape one level tablespoon of dough around a cherry. Form each cookie into a ball and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

272.6 calories; 2.3 g protein; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 40.7 mg cholesterol; 109.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
These were absolutely delicious! I made half as directed by the recipe using one cherry per cookie and for the other half I chopped up the cherries and added them to the dough along with a little cherry juice and flour (they were pink and very cute!) Both ways work equally well. However I don't think a 10-oz jar of maraschino cherries is enough especially if you use one cherry per cookie as the recipe directs. I used a 16-oz jar easily. I will definitely make these cookies again perhaps experimenting with almond extract instead of vanilla just for fun! This recipe would be a real beauty on a party platter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2009
wow. i can't even believe it. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
These were absolutely delicious! I made half as directed by the recipe using one cherry per cookie and for the other half I chopped up the cherries and added them to the dough along with a little cherry juice and flour (they were pink and very cute!) Both ways work equally well. However I don't think a 10-oz jar of maraschino cherries is enough especially if you use one cherry per cookie as the recipe directs. I used a 16-oz jar easily. I will definitely make these cookies again perhaps experimenting with almond extract instead of vanilla just for fun! This recipe would be a real beauty on a party platter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
I dribbled a frosting made from Confectioner's sugar and water over the top of these cookies so it tasted a lot like those cherry cordials. Several people came to me later and told me that these were the best cookies they've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
With a few changes this was great! They look so pretty too. I chopped up cherries and added them to the batter. My family likes nuts so I added walnuts as well. Before putting them in the oven I mixed sugar and walnuts together and dipped the up side of the balls to the mixture. They look very festive!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2007
Very easy to make. Very yummy. They spread out more then I thought they would and ended up being flat with a lump where the cherry was. They remind me of Christmas. I probably will make them again. I think they would taste good with the cherries chopped up and blended in the dough... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
Don't let the lack of ingredients fool you! These tasted like the best little butter cookies ever! TIP: if your dough is too sticky try sticking your fingers in some powedered sugar first! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
These are the most incredibly crumbly pieces of cherry heaven. I added about 2 teaspoons of cherry juice to the batter which gave a nice color and extra flavor. I also added 2 teaspoons of baking soda which helped them keep their shape. We ended up with beautiful mounds that just puffed up from the original shape of the dough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2010
I made these to bring to my daughter's Kindergarten on her birthday because one of her classmates has an egg allergy. These were surprisingly good! The only downside was that they ended up being just a little dry & some kind of crumbled apart. I'm sure it was just operator error.:-) If you need an egg-free cookie this is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2008
I added more flour more vanilla cocoa and cherry juice white sugar and salt. I also chopped up the cherries and mixed it into the dough. With my additions the recipe is phenomenal!! I shudder to think how awful it would taste without my adjustments tho. Good starter recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2010
The dough was hard to work with... and it expanded quite a bit in the oven. Still the overall result tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2009
wow. i can't even believe it. Read More
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