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Cherry Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

Makes

25 cookies

So pretty with a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies are fabulous! —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cherry Nut Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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
  • 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

  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.

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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