Icebox Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

Shaping cookie dough into logs, ready to slice and bake, is an ideal way to have cookies ready to enjoy quickly ­ whenever you need them or crave them. Here¹s the basic butter-and-sugar-rich dough with candied cherries, but you can add to it or dress it up as your whims dictate.

  • Portion size 85 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

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

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and 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.

Divide dough into thirds. Place, 1 at a time, on large piece of waxed paper; using paper as guide, roll into 8-inch (20 cm) long log. Remove paper; wrap in plastic wrap, twisting ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. (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.)

Cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper-lined or greased rimless baking sheets. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 32 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 49.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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