Bon Bon Christmas Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese
<br>- ½ cup butter flavored shortening
<br>- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, drained
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a medium bowl, stir together the shortening and cream cheese until well blended. Stir in the flour, you may need to use your hands to help it form a dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of water. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
<br>step 2: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
<br>step 3: Before rolling out the dough, dust the rolling surface heavily with confectioners' sugar. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1x4 inch strips. Place a cherry on the end of each strip. Roll up each strip starting with the cherry. Place on prepared cookie sheets and dust with a little of the confectioners' sugar.
<br>step 4: Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should brown slightly. Dust again with the confectioners' sugar. Allow cookies to cool before serving, the cherries are very hot!
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Ingredients
- ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- ½ cup butter flavored shortening
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, drained

Directions
step 1: In a medium bowl, stir together the shortening and cream cheese until well blended. Stir in the flour, you may need to use your hands to help it form a dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of water. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
step 2: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
step 3: Before rolling out the dough, dust the rolling surface heavily with confectioners' sugar. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1x4 inch strips. Place a cherry on the end of each strip. Roll up each strip starting with the cherry. Place on prepared cookie sheets and dust with a little of the confectioners' sugar.
step 4: Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should brown slightly. Dust again with the confectioners' sugar. Allow cookies to cool before serving, the cherries are very hot!

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