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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..
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- 1In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.
- 2Then add flour and salt; stir until blended.
- 3Stir in cherries and walnuts.
- 4Divide dough into thirds; shape each into 10" (25 cm) long log.
- 5Wrap and chill until firm, at least 3 hours.
- 6Cut logs into 1/8th" or 3 mm thick rounds and place about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment lined baking sheets.
- 7Bake 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.
- 8These 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.
- 9Let 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.
- 10Makes about 12 dozen cookies (less, of course, if you cut them a little thicker).
- 11These are really delicious cookies, well worth the time it takes to make them!
- 12Hint: If you want to use red and green cherries do not mix the cherries in same batch, they look better if made separately!
- 13Note: chill time of 3 hours is not included in prep time.
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Nutritional Facts for Cherry Walnut Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (801 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 330.7
- Calories from Fat 201
- Total Fat 22.3 g
- Saturated Fat 10.4 g
- Cholesterol 58.3 mg
- Sodium 164.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 10.2 g
- Protein 4.5 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
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