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Cute 'Cherries in a Blanket' cookies. This recipe goes back at least three generations. My grandma made them, my mom made them, now I make them!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the shortening and cream cheese until well blended. Stir in the flour, you may need to use your hands to help it form a dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of water. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

  • Before rolling out the dough, dust the rolling surface heavily with confectioners' sugar. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1x4 inch strips. Place a cherry on the end of each strip. Roll up each strip starting with the cherry. Place on prepared cookie sheets and dust with a little of the confectioners' sugar.

  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should brown slightly. Dust again with the confectioners' sugar. Allow cookies to cool before serving, the cherries are very hot!

Cook's Notes:

Don't be afraid to use the powdered sugar generously the dough absorbes about a cup!

You can use half shortening, half butter if you prefer, and add a pinch of salt.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 5.1mg; sodium 14.3mg. Full Nutrition
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