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Cherry Icebox Cookies


Bright red maraschino cherries leave no doubt that these cookies are filled with the yummy fruit. Cherry juice adds extra color. Enjoy the touch of cinnamon!

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped


Servings 6
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 300mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cherry and lemon juices and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cream of tartar. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and cherries.

Shape dough into four 12-inch rolls. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.

Unwrap chilled dough and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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