Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cherry Blossoms, an original recipe.

So, I've been trying to be more creative in my cooking by inventing something different yet recreatable. Result? Unique Christmas cookies. My best idea (at least according to my super sweet tooth) is cherry blossoms.

For 2 dozen,
1/2c butter
3/4c sugar
1t vanilla extract
1 egg
1T cherry juice (from a jar of maraschino cherries)
1c flour
1/4t salt
1/4c cocoa
2 dozen maraschino cherries

Cream butter and sugar, with mix wet ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (except cherries). Add butter mix.
Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls, and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
When you remove them from oven, push 1 cherry into each cookie.

Enjoy. A lot.