Venango County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate-Cherry Sandwich Cookies

| February 11, 2019

Make this delicious recipe as a dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Chocolate-Cherry Sandwich Cookies


4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, drained
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 – 12 oz. package vanilla wafers
18 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, melted
Red colored sugar


~In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth; stir in cherries and extract. Spread 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture on bottoms of half of the wafers; cover with remaining wafers.

~Refrigerate for at least one hour.

~Dip sandwiches in candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with sugar. Let stand until set.

~Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

~Makes 3-1/2 dozen.

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