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Cherry & Macadamia Nut Cookies

Tart dried cherries and sweet macadamia nuts make an unbeatable combo. Plus, the cherries add a pop of color for the holidays.—Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./ batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and finely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flours; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and nuts.
  • Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 1-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown. Cool on pans 10 minutes.
  • Place remaining confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Roll slightly cooled cookies in sugar; return cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Roll cookies in sugar again just before serving.
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