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Chocolate Covered Cherries

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 48 cherries (stems attached)
  • 1 12-ounce pkg semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Cream butter, gradually add sugar, blend well, add milk and vanilla. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Drain cherries and dry thoroughly. Pinch off about 1/2 teaspoon of the butter-sugar mixture and form around each cherry. Chill until firm. Melt chocolate and shortening. Dip each cherry by the stem until well coated. Chill on waxed paper.

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