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Chocolate Cherry Kris Kringles

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Ingredients

3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon marchino cherry juice
1-1/2 cups flour
20 to 25 marachino cherries, patted dry
1 cup milk chocolate chips, plus 20-25 chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream brown sugar and margarine together. Add vanilla, juice from cherries and flour. Mix well. Chill dough for at least one hour before baking. Stuff each cherry with a chocolate chip, then wrap in 1 tablespoon of dough. Bake 12-15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Cool. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over low heat or in the microwave and dip top of cookies in melted chocolate. Yields 20-25 cookies.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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