Cherry Icebox Cookies

Cherry Icebox Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cherry Icebox Cookies IMAGE

These red and green–speckled cookies are the perfect way to spread the festive spirit. If you like, substitute the glac? cherries for another candied fruit.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups mixed chopped red and green glacé cherries

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Stir in cherries; knead gently just until dough comes together.

Divide dough into thirds. Working one-third at a time, place dough on large piece of plastic wrap. Covering loosely with plastic wrap, shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long log. Flatten sides to form 1-inch (2.5 cm) tall rectangle; twist ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before continuing with recipe.)

Trim ends of logs; slice dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds, reshaping as needed. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375?F (190?C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 69.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 12 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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