Cherry Walnut Cookies

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

A delicious and pretty cookie to add to your Christmas cookie tray. Anna's recipe was one passed down for two generations in her family. Source: Canadian Living Magazine, from Anna OIson's - Anna and Michael Olson Cook at Home..

Top Review by andypandy

Made these for my dad just last week, nice tender cookie .I Just packed dough into a lined loaf pan and when well chilled almost frozen just sliced into squares. Baking time in my oven was right on. Enjoyable cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Then add flour and salt; stir until blended.
  3. Stir in cherries and walnuts.
  4. Divide dough into thirds; shape each into 10" (25 cm) long log.
  5. Wrap and chill until firm, at least 3 hours.
  6. Cut logs into 1/8th" or 3 mm thick rounds and place about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 325 deg F oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, just until edges begin to colour, 8-10 minutes.
  8. These cookies brown even faster than shortbreads, so keep a close eye on them! I start checking early, and they're usually done around the 8 minute mark.
  9. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and let cool completely before storing. Store layered with waxed paper in airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to one month.
  10. Makes about 12 dozen cookies (less, of course, if you cut them a little thicker).
  11. These are really delicious cookies, well worth the time it takes to make them!
  12. Hint: If you want to use red and green cherries do not mix the cherries in same batch, they look better if made separately!
  13. Note: chill time of 3 hours is not included in prep time.

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