Cherry Icebox Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Icebox Cookies Recipe

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As a home economics teacher, I often supplied treats for school functions. These delectable cookies were always popular.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:192 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 192 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 66 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cherry and lemon juices and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and cherries.
  2. Shape into four 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 16 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Icebox Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 66 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Icebox Cookies

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"There used to be a bakery in the town I grew up in that had these wonderful "pink cookies". I am trying to find a recipe that reminds me of those dense, crumbly cookies, and this one is not it. They turned out somewhat cakey, and sticky once they cooled. The taste is alright, but I agree with the person who said they're not really worth the time."

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Very disappointed...not worth the effort"

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"The only trouble I had with these was getting them formed into some sort of log shape to put in the refrigerator. The flavor is excellent even if they aren't perfect little round things. :)"

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"They are very good and look nice the first time I baked them was 3years ago because my daughter wanted pink cookies and they were so tasty and I never had any problem with the dough"

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"These were yummy the second time around, I added a liittle more juice. It gave it more flavor."

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