These colorful cookies will add that festive touch to any cookie platter this holiday season. The recipe for Cherry Drops is so easy, you'll want to make these all year long!
Makes: 60 cookies
What You'll Need:
3 sticks butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cherry-flavored gelatin
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
60 maraschino cherries with stems, drained on paper towels
White decorative crystal sugar for sprinkling
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat butter until
creamy. Add gelatin and sugar and beat until well mixed. Beat in egg and
vanilla. Gradually add flour and baking powder; mix well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place
on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass, and make an indentation
in center of each cookie with your thumb. Place a cherry in indentation
and sprinkle with sugar crystals.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you prefer, you can use cherries without stems and you can even cut them in half. Whatever works best for you!
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