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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures Recipe

Makes about 48

Ingredients

2/3 cup Butter Flavor or Golden Crisco

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

48 maraschino cherries, well drained on paper towels

White dipping chocolate:

1 cup white melting chocolate, cut in small pieces

2 tablespoons Butter flavor or Golden Crisco

Dark dipping chocolate:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons Butter flavor or Golden Crisco

finely chopped pecans

slivered white chocolate

Method

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream Crisco, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl
until well
blended.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and
baking soda. Beat into creamed mixture at low speed. Divide into 48 equal pieces.

Press
dough into very thin layer around well-drained cherries. Place 2 inches apart
on
ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
Cool 1 minute on baking sheet. Remove
to wire
rack to cool completely.

For dipping chocolate: place chocolate of choice and Crisco in glass measuring
cup.

Microwave at 50%. Stir after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth. Or, melt over double
boiler.

Drop one cookie at a time into chocolate. Use fork to turn over. Cover completely
with
chocolate. Lift cookie out of chocolate with fork. Allow excess to drip off.

If the chocolate becomes too firm, reheat.
Place on waxed paper-lined baking
sheet.

Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of white chocolate cookies
before the chocolate sets. Sprinkle white chocolate on dark chocolate cookies
before
chocolate sets. Chill in refrigerator to set chocolate.
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