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Cherry-Filled Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Makes

about 3 dozen

This luscious cherry filling peeking out of these rounds is just a hint of how scrumptious they are. Using a doughnut cutter to shape each cookie top really speeds up the process.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-3/4-in. round cutter. Place half of the circles 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; top each with a heaping teaspoon of pie filling. Cut holes in the center of remaining circles with a 1-in. round cutter; place over filled circles. Seal edges.
  3. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 253 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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