*makes 24 sandwich cookies*
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped red and/or green candied cherries
1 recipe Cherry Frosting
1) Preheat oven to 375F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the candied cherries.
2) Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flatten balls slightly in a crisscross pattern. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
3) Spread Cherry Frosting on flat sides of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down.
In a medium mixing bowl beat a 3-ounce package of softened cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. Beat in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1 cup additional powdered sugar to make a frosting of spreading consistency. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped red or green candied cherries.
If you want to print this recipe out, go here to its link on the Better Homes & Gardens site.