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Chocolate Covered Cherries

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  Butter 6 Tablespoon, softened (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Sifted powdered sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries 42 (With Stems)
  Semisweet chocolate morsels 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.
Blend in milk and vanilla.
Chill mixture 2 hours or until firm.
Drain cherries, and dry thoroughly on paper towels.
Place bowl of sugar mixture in a bowl of ice to keep mixture chilled.
Shape a small amount of sugar mixture around each cherry.
Place on wax paper lined baking sheet; chill about 2 hours or until firm.
Combine chocolate morsels and shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Dip each cherry by the stem into chocolate.
Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet; chill until firm.
Store in a cool place.

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe