Cherry Pies That Look Like Cherries

How to describe these "fruit" pies in three words: uh dor able!

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package sugar cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons concentrated red cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups pitted red cherries
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • Melted white chocolate, tinted green, piped into stems
  • Mint, for garnish

Steps

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cookie dough, cherry juice, freeze-dried cherries and flour until well incorporated.
  2. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Chill the dough. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds and place over the back of a mini muffin pan, staggering the cookies to make sure they don’t bake into one another.

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