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


  • 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 each: 132 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  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

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bubbyone User ID: 5559522 176795
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

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

chocolate desert User ID: 2893644 149066
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"What other filling can be used to make these cookies?"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 192776
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"[quote user="walkerquilter"]

What is cherry juice blend?
Find it in the juice isle of your grocery store."

walkerquilter User ID: 6201328 193824
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"What is cherry juice blend?"

mabianca User ID: 5622560 190338
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"This cookie is an old one...called Keeflees"

sofronia User ID: 1273635 122649
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"delicious, flaky, tasty. this one is everson delicious. all ingredients are good for me and its a swell treat.;)"

icls User ID: 2941241 123812
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"My husband loves these cookies. They went so fast that I have to make more for Christmas. I'm about to make a batch using toffuti cream cheese, margarine, pecans, and spelt flour for our allergic dairy and wheat-eating son. I'm sure they'll be delicious."

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