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Cherry Nut Cookies

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 cookies


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 132 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • bubbyone
    Feb 7, 2012

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

  • chocolate desert
    Feb 2, 2012

    What other filling can be used to make these cookies?

  • sstetzel
    Feb 1, 2012

    [quote user="walkerquilter"] What is cherry juice blend? [/quote] Find it in the juice isle of your grocery store.

  • walkerquilter
    Feb 1, 2012

    What is cherry juice blend?

  • mabianca
    Jan 31, 2012

    This cookie is an old one...called Keeflees

  • sofronia
    Jan 2, 2011

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

  • icls
    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.