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Tart Cherry Filled Sweet Buns

A vatrushka is a Russian/Ukrainian open-faced pastry or tart. Made with various doughs and pastries and dozens of fillings, vatrushka are a traditional Russian/Ukrainian tea-time treat. After some reading, I learned it seems the most popular type is a yeast bun topped with sweet cottage cheese filling. I first ran across these treats on Pinterest, …

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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

 Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies- This rich and decadent cookie is perfect for the holidays!  I have to tell you, no matter how much I lament pitting a five gallon bucket of full of tart cherries by hand, I will never ever get sick of going down to my basement, cracking open my deep freezer and pulling …

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