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       Title: Chocolate Cherry Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            Cookies:
   1 1/2 c  Firmly-packed light brown
            -sugar
     2/3 c  Crisco shortening
       1 tb Water
       1 ts Vanilla
       2    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/3 c  Cocoa
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
      36    Maraschino cherries
            Icing:
     1/2 c  Semi-sweet chips
            Or white chocolate chips
     1/2 ts Crisco shortening
  
   1. Pre-heat oven to 375F (190C). Place sheets of foil on
   countertop for cooling cookies.
   2. For cookies, combine brown sugar, shortening, water and
   vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric
   mixer until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
   3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into
   creamed mixture at low speed just until blended.
   4. Form rounded tablespoons (15 mL) of dough around
   maraschino cherry, covering cherry completely. Place each
   cookie 2 inches (5 cm) apart on ungreased baking sheet.
   5. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 7
   to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
   Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to
   cool completely.
   6. For icing, place chips and shortening in heavy
   resealable sandwich bag. Seal. Microwave at 50% (MEDIUM)
   power. Knead bag after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth (or
   melt by placing bag in bowl of hot water). Cut tiny tip off
   corner of bag and drizzle over cookies.
   
   Makes about 3 dozen cookies
  
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