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Cherry Nut Cookies

 Cherry Nut Cookies
So pretty with a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies are fabulous! —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico
25 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and
  • cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour.
  • 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.
  • Stir candy and walnuts into fruit mixture. Drop filling by
  • tablespoonfuls onto center of each square. Bring two opposite

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Cherry Nut Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • corners to center; moisten edges with water and pinch together.
  • Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 16-18
  • minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 25 cookies.
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.