Sugared Cherry Jewels

The texture and crunch of the sugar coating make these chewy cookies extra special. I love the bright cherry center and the fact that they look lovely in a holiday gift box or tin

Photo by Ginny G.

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 1/2

    cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar

  • 1/3

    cup light corn syrup

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • Additional Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar

  • 1

    jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved

Directions

•In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the corn syrup, egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. • Roll into 1-in. balls; roll each ball in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Press a cherry half in the center. • Bake at 325° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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