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In an effort to make something different to bring with me on New Years Eve and given that pies are not my specialty, I decided to try out the Cherry Pie cookies. They turned out to be easy to make and extremely delicious.

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Ingredients:
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup margarine, softened
2 cups flour
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
21 ounce Cherry Pie Filling
½ cup white chocolate baking chips (If you prefer, you can use milk chocolate baking chips)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer beat together butter, and margarine until fluffy. Add flour powdered sugar, and vanilla just until combined and a soft dough is formed.

Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation in the center of each ball (thumb sized). Scoop 1-2 cherries into each center indentation in the cookie.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool. Melt the ½ cup white chocolate on the stove or you can do what I did and use your microwave. Just be careful not to let the chocolate burn.

Once chocolate is melted you can add the drizzle with a spoon or scoop into a ziplock blog and cut the corner with scissors and drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.

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