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Cherry BonBon Cookies

1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, drained 


In a medium bowl, stir together the shortening and cream cheese until well
blended. Stir in the flour. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of teaspoons
of water. Cover and chill for several hours.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Before rolling out the dough, dust the rolling surface heavily with confectioners'
sugar. Roll the dough 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 confectioners' sugar.
Bake 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Dust again with confectioners' sugar.
Allow cookies to cool before serving.

Makes about 2 dozen.