Minnie 2012-01-17 12:07:33
* Exported from MasterCook *
Cherry-Filled Heart Cookies
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Serving Size : 54 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies Rolled
Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method
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1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red maraschino cherry juice
12 red maraschino cherries — chopped
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and shortening. Gradually add sugar. Add
egg, milk and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Meanwhile, for filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
Add juices, cherries and butter. Bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 1
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness.
Cut with a 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour.
Place half of the cookies on greased baking sheets. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon
filling in the center of each.
Use a 1-1/2-in. heart-shaped cutter to cut small hearts out of the other
half of the cookies. (Bake small heart cutouts separately.) Place the
remaining hearts over filled cookies. Press edges together gently.
Fill centers with additional filling if needed. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire