Chocolate Covered Cherries
|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)|
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.