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Traditional Christmas Walnut Cherry Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Traditional Christmas Walnut Cherry Cookies, by , is from The Lega Arena DasÓ Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathy Telesco
Added: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups flour
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups Crisco shortening
4 eggs (separate yolk from white and keep both)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 lb. chopped walnuts
red and green candied cherries (halved)

Directions:
Directions:
Number of Servings: About 2 dozen

Combine flour, dark brown sugar, egg yolks, Crisco and vanilla in a mixing bowl. This recipe is easier to combine with an electric mixer. Consistency of cookie dough should be moist enough to allow for the making of meatballs (about an inch in size). (You can make the cookies smaller or larger depending on personal preference).

Prepare two bowls. One bowl containing the egg whites and the other containing the chopped walnuts. Dip the rolled cookie dough "meatballs" first in the egg whites and then roll in the chopped walnuts. As you make the cookies, line them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Once all the cookies are coated with the walnuts, place a half of a candied cherry in the middle of each cookie pressing down gently so the cherry will adhere during baking. Bake the cookies at 350║ F for 7-10 minutes watching carefully so they don't burn.

TIP: These cookies are already brown in color so it is difficult to tell if they are done. As the walnuts begin to toast, the aroma will tell you they are done.
Let the cookies cool before attempting to move them.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 2 doz depending on size
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite Christmas tradition in our family. The red and green candied cherries make a beautiful presentation on any holiday table.

 

 

 

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