Cherry-licious Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies

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With a little prep time, you can easily make these deliciously rich cookies for friends or family. Just make sure you have enough time for the dough to chill adequately before baking the cookies, as well as time for mixing the filling and glaze. But when you're done, you'll have dozens of beautiful gourmet cookies ready to impress your guests.

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup oleo
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries -- drained

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon oleo
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons water

Directions:

Mix sugar and oleo. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Shape dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. With thumb, make imprint in each cookie. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. Remove from cookie sheet and cool.

Mix all filling ingredients in separate bowl. Fill cookie center with 1/2 teaspoon of filling. In saucepan, melt chocolate chips and oleo. Mix in rest of ingredients and drizzle over cookies.

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