I made a meal for my husband and his parents last Sunday and wanted to try something new for a sweet finish. I saw these cookies on Cakespy and fell in love. To make them right I bought myself a new little kitchen tool at Target, a small cookie scoop. Little gadgets like this are so fun to me! Plus, they made these yummies the perfect round shape I wanted.
Courtesy of Cakespy:
For the Cookies:
1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
food coloring if desired
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
Fillings: I made mine with marischino cherries which I liked because of the pink cookies. Next time I'm going to try to make a great purple color so who knows what filling I'll try.
For the Icing:
Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tbsp cream, 1 tsp vanilla, and food coloring (if desired).
Heat oven to 350.
Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and food coloring, thoroughly. Sift flour with the salt and add to the sugar mixture. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. cream. Using a small cookie scoop, partially fill with dough, add your filling, then finish with more cookie dough. Place 1" apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, then cool on a cooling rack. Dip the tops of the cookies in frosting and decorate.
Makes 20-25 cookies.