Candied Cherry Cookies

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Candied Cherry Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Yield
32 cookies
Recipe by: Joy G. for Eggland's Best

These Christmas Cherry Cookies are as good as they look!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Eggland’s Best eggs ( large), yolks only
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Zest of one orange
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Candied green and red cherries

Nutrition

Serving Size
1 cookie
Calories
112
Fat
7 g
  Saturated Fat
4 g
Cholesterol
29 mg
Sodium
4 mg
Carbohydrates
11 g
Dietary Fiber
trace
Protein
1 g
Preparation

In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until light and fluffy.

Add the sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice, both zests, and vanilla. Cream this mixture together until it is smooth.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour twice.

Add the flour to the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.

Cover the dough and allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, roll the dough into small balls and set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Take the candied cherries and gently press them into the cookie balls.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, removing them from the oven before they start turning brown.

Allow them to cool slightly before serving.

Filed Under: Dessert, Christmas

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