CHERRY PIE THUMBPRINT COOKIES

Yield

24 cookies

Time

1 hour

These festive cookies have the taste of classic cherry pie without all the fuss! Cherry pie filling nestled in a buttery cookie and drizzled with chocolate.

INGREDIENTS

‣ 2 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1/2 cup salted butter, softened ‣ 1/2 cup margarine, softened ‣ 3/4 cup powdered sugar ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 21 ounce cherry pie filling, (1 can) ‣ 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips (optional)

1

In a large bowl, whisk together flour and powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed, then set aside.

MIX DRY INGREDIENTS

2

Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the butter and margarine until fluffy.

CREAM THE BUTTERS

3

Add the vanilla and dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, whipping until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated into the butter.

FINISH THE BATTER

4

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out some of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place the cookie dough ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat this step until all the dough has been rolled into balls.

SCOOP UP THE DOUGH

5

Use your thumb or the back of a spoon to gently press down on the cookie dough balls, creating a well in the center. Once done, send them off to bake!

PRESS A WELL INTO THE COOKIE BALLS

6

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, decorate them by placing a dollop of cherry pie filling. Once the cookies are filled, drizzle them with melted chocolate (optional).

FILL WITH CHERRIES