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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies Recipe


Layer melt-in-your-mouth, almond-flavored shortbread cookies with a creamy-dreamy, chocolaty-cherry center. Limited Edition Cherry Cordial Candy Melts candy adds flavor to fluffy marshmallow crème, making the filling even more delectable. Top with melted candy and a cherry slice for the ultimate chocolate cherry sandwich cookie.
Makes: Makes about 5 dozen sandwich cookies.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In small bowl, stir together flour and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup shortening and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Add vanilla and almond extracts and beat until incorporated. Add in flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl as needed. Beat until just incorporated. Divide dough into 2 disks.

Step 4

On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut into 1-1/2 in rounds. Transfer to cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes, or until cookies are just beginning to brown at the edges. Cool on pan 5 minutes; transfer to cooling grid to cool completely.

Step 5

For filling, melt 1/2 cup Chocolate Cherry Candy Melts Candy in large microwave safe bowl according to package instructions. Add marshmallow crème and remaining 1/2 cup shortening and mix until well combined. Pipe or spread filling onto half of cookies; sandwich with remaining cookie.

Step 6

Melt remaining Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip top of cookie in melted candy. Garnish with maraschino cherry. Let set.

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1 package (10 oz.) Limited Edition Cherry Cordial Candy Melts® Candy (, divided)

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all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

salt

1/4 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

solid vegetable shortening

1 cup solid vegetable shortening (, divided)

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

egg

1 egg

Marshmallow cream

1 cup Marshmallow cream

Maraschino cherries

14 Maraschino cherries (, cut into quarters)

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