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Cherry Cookies Recipe

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Studded with red cherries and nuts, these delicious cookies are worthy of setting out on a plate for Santa himself.—Jean Davis, Bryson City, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be thick). Stir in pecans and cherries.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Cookies in Country Woman December/January 2009, p6

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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