Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies




* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 egg
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* 2 cups flour


* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 2 teaspoons flour
* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 cup coconut
* 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries -- drained


* 1/4 cup chocolate chips
* 1 teaspoon butter
* 1/4 cup powdered sugar
* 3 teaspoons water



Mix powdered sugar and butter.

Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour. Mix until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Shape dough into balls. Place 2" apart on cookie sheet.

With thumb, make imprint in each cookie.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven. Remove from cookie sheet and cool.

To make filling:

In a large bowl, mix all filling ingredients together until well mixed.

Fill each cookie center with 1/2 teaspoon of filling.

To make glaze:

In saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter.

Mix in rest of ingredients until smooth and drizzle over cookies.





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