Cherry No-Bake Cookies Recipe

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Cherry No-Bake Cookies Recipe
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Cherry No-Bake Cookies Recipe

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I've always loved my no-bake cookie recipe, but I was never able to place at the fair with them. So I mixed in some maraschino cherries, added a few drops of almond extract, and voila! We won a blue ribbon at the county fair in 2010. —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, Michigan
MAKES:
65 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
65 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained and finely chopped

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 3 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and extracts until blended. Stir in oats and cherries. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry No-Bake Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 81 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained and finely chopped
  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and extracts until blended. Stir in oats and cherries. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry No-Bake Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017

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