Friday, December 05, 2014

Bake this holiday special with Lucky Leaf

Cherry Pie Cookies

It is that time of the year again, you know, the shopping, the rushing, the family get togethers and the tables laden with delicious goodies for all to enjoy.  Plus, the homemade baked goods.

I love Lucky Leaf, I have used the pie fillings for so many years I've actually lost count, and I know that anytime I want a quick dessert, I can turn to my trusty Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings.

The recipe I bring you today couldn't be any easier to prepare, but it is so yummy and it would make wonderful homemade gifts this holiday.

Cherry Pie Cookies

Cherry Pie Cookies.  Oh my!

Have I ever told you how I am not a fan of cherries?  But the only pie filling that is cherry based and I really enjoy is actually the Lucky Leaf?  Go figure.

Anyway, let me show you just how simple these are.  The kids and I are trying to hold off on eating them, or rather eating ALL of them before my husband gets home from school this evening.  I don't know if we'll be able to hold off, but we're sure going to try.

By the way, tomorrow I am going to make the Chocolate Blueberry Pie cookies and I am so excited to try those, but I'll come back and let you know if I do get around to making them and how they were, and obviously share the recipe too :)

Cherry Pie Cookies
Cherry Pie Cookies
Source:  Lucky Leaf

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup margarine, softened
2 cups flour
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 (21 oz.) Lucky Leaf®
Cherry Pie Filling
½ cup white or milk
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Mix butter and margarine until fluffy. Add flour, powdered sugar and vanilla just until combined and a soft dough is formed.

Roll the dough into two-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press thumb into center of cookie to make a well. Place cherries into each cookie.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool.

Melt chocolate according to package directions. Drizzle over cookies. Let chocolate set and serve immediately or store in an
airtight container.

Cherry Pie Cookies

What are you baking this holiday season? And how do you use Lucky Leaf in your recipes?