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Kid-Friendly Cherry Pie Cookies

Fact: Kids love making sweet stuff.

If you’re looking for something to bake with your kids this summer vacation, here’s a super simple recipe for some easy-to-do cherry pie cookies you could make with your kiddos at home.

COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 21 ounce of Cherry Pie Filling (Fresh or Canned)
  • ½ cup white chocolate baking chips

INSTRUCTIONS – COOKIES

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer beat together butter, and margarine until fluffy. Add flour powdered sugar, and vanilla just until combined and a soft dough is formed.
  2. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation in the center of each ball. Scoop 1-2 cherries into each center indentation in the cookie.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool. Melt the ½ cup white chocolate in the microwave stirring 30 seconds at a time in a microwave safe dish until smooth and be careful not to let it burn.
  4. Once chocolate is melted scoop into a ziplock blog. Snip the corner with scissors and drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.

 

FHRESH CHERRY FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cup pitted red cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS – FRESH CHERRY FILLING

  1. Place cherries into a saucepan over medium heat, and cover the pan; heat cherries until they release their juice and come to a simmer, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir often.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the sugar with cornstarch until smooth; pour the mixture into the hot cherries and juice, and thoroughly combine. Return to low heat, bring to a simmer, and cook until the filling has thickened, about 2 minutes; remove from heat, let cool, and use as pie filling.
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We Can Pickle That: Spicy Pickled Asparagus Spears

We’re brining up a special, spicy addition to our Bloody Mary recipe! We’ve been pickling these up special for Dad’s Day on June 15th.

Swing your paw on my the PieBar for a Bloody Mary, and a slice of our seasonal asparagus, spinach, and provolone quiche. Heck, we’ll even top it all off with an army man, just like dad used to play with in the sandbox!

If you can’t make it, you can always pickle these babies for yourself at home…believe us, they make that Mary even more irresistible!

2lbs fresh asparagus
2cups cider vinegar
4T kosher salt
3t red pepper flakes
1 pinch cayenne pepper

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