Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

These cookies are adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook recipe for butter cookies. I changed it up to wrap the cookies around cherries and dip them in my favorite chocolate spread (you could also use melted chocolate). I make them around the holidays, but they are great any time of year!


¾ c powdered sugar
½ cup margarine or butter, softened
1 tbsp vanilla
1 ½ c all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 small jar maraschino cherries
1 jar Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Place cherries on a towel to drain.
-Cream sugar, margarine, and vanilla in a bowl. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together (if it becomes dry and crumbly, add 1 to 2 tbsp milk).
-For each cookie, take about a tablespoon of dough and flatten it slightly, and place a cherry inside. Wrap the dough around the cherry, making sure it surrounds the cherry completely.
-Do this for each cookie, until the dough is gone. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes.
-Remove cookies from oven and let cool slightly. Spread Nutella on top of each cookie like a frosting.


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