- For filling, in a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in cherries and almond extract. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the vanilla wafers. Top with the remaining wafers, bottom sides down. Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until filling is firm.
- In a medium saucepan cook and stir chocolate candy coating and the 2 teaspoons shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Using a fork, dip each sandwich cookie in melted chocolate coating, turning to coat completely and letting excess coating drip back into pan. Place dipped cookies on a sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle with jimmies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate coating is set.
From the Test Kitchen
If you prefer, use the microwave to melt the vanilla candy coating. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine vanilla candy coating and the 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 30 to 60 seconds or until coating is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
Layer dipped and drizzled sandwich cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze.
Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Cherry Dips)
- Per serving:
- 133 kcal ,
- 7 g fat
- (4 g sat. fat ,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 4 mg chol. ,
- 56 mg sodium ,
- 17 g carb. ,
- 0 g fiber ,
- 13 g sugar ,
- 1 g pro.
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