Preparation / Directions:
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add milk and liqueur, beating until blended.
Shape sugar mixture around cherries, coating cherries completely; place on wax paper.
Microwave chocolate and shortening in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice.
Dip coated cherries by stems into chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip; place on wax paper. Let stand until firm. Store loosely covered in a cool place 1 week or until centers soften.