Pat cherries with paper towels to remove moisture. Place a chocolate chip in each cherry, set aside.In lrg bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cherry juice and vanilla. Gradually add flour to mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. ( for me, I had it in the fridge for 5 min)
Wrap a tablespoon of dough around each maraschino cherry. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 17-21 min. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
In microwave, melt remaining chips and shortening until smooth. Stir well. Dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the melted chips. Place on wax paper, and see if they disappear before the chocolate hardens. :) Enjoy, my family sure did.