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.
‣ 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)
In a large bowl, whisk together flour and powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed, then set aside.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the butter and margarine until fluffy.
Add the vanilla and dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, whipping until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated into the butter.
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.
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!
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).