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Cherry Nut Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Nut Cookies Recipe

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So pretty with a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies are fabulous! —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) golden raisins and cherries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cherry juice blend
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 white chocolate Toblerone candy bar (3.52 ounces), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 132 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine first four ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Roll into a 12-1/2-in. square; cut into 2-1/2-in. squares.
  4. Stir candy and walnuts into fruit mixture. Drop filling by tablespoonfuls onto center of each square. Bring two opposite corners to center; moisten edges with water and pinch together.
  5. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 16-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 25 cookies.
Originally published as Cherry Nut Cookies in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p86

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 132 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Nut Cookies(7)

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

Excellent. Took to Super Bowl party - had many compliments on them.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

What other filling can be used to make these cookies?

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

walkerquilter

What is cherry juice blend?

Find it in the juice isle of your grocery store.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

What is cherry juice blend?

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

This cookie is an old one...called Keeflees

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