Looking for something appropriate for Cherry Month (for Valentine’s Day & Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day)? These stand out among other cookies - even next to chocolate... So much easier to put together than you would think, you’ll have these finished and ready to line up on a tray very quickly.
Perfect for showers, luncheons, and dessert buffets - you can’t go wrong with a cookie as pretty as this one. Just make sure you enjoy them right away, as the cream cheese changes the texture if you keep them more than a few days.
If these have any faults, it’s only having to stop long enough to crush graham crackers and chill the dough (but only for 30 minutes). Canned cherry pie filling makes this even more convenient. Be sure to find the “extra cherry” variety, as most of the juicy filling is not used.
Don’t plan on stacking these on a tray, or you’ll risk having them stick to each other - which would defeat the purpose of adding the glossy cherry filling.
I’ve halved the recipe, as the original proportions make 4-1/2 dozen cookies (a few more than most families can use - even if they ARE amazing)
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