Domestic Witch is having her annual Got Balls? party and because lately I've been baking up a storm and NotHannah at Diving Women has launched her Cookie Witch site I figured I would list my recipe for Santa Baby's. So her you go-
Santa Baby Cookie Balls
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
20 to 25 maraschino cherries
2 tablespoons juice from maraschino cherries (optional but I like the flavor, not that I'm a maraschino junkie or anything...DON'T JUDGE ME!..ahem)
20 to 25 chocolate chips , plus 1 cup chocolate chips
Oven Temp: 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (does anyone know how to do the little circle thing for degrees on a keyboard cause without spell checker I can't spell Fahrenheit)
1. Cream sugar and margarine well. Add vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well. If the dough seems dry,
add up to 2 tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice.
2. Stuff each cherry with a chocolate chip, then wrap in 1 teaspoon dough. (at this point it is advisable
to appease the pygmies doing their war dance around your feet with either a cherry or a chocolate
chip- or that may just be at my house)
3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.
4. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over low heat or in the microwave, and dip
top of cookies in melted chocolate.
Now grab a couple and eat them quick before the pygmies get the spears!! (yet again that may only be at my house.....)