Cherry Nut Delights

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Cherry Nut Delights
This is one of my daughter Jessica’s favorite Christmas cookies. They are easy to make, and very festive. Use either red or green cherries, or a combination of both.
Recipe type: Cookies, Cherry
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Recipe Notes
Pan: Two Large Baking Sheets Pan Prep: Ungreased or Parchment Lined Oven Temp: 325° Yield: 4 Dozen Storage: Airtight Container, Room Temperature

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Ingredients
Dough:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
Topping:
  • 2 large egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • About 4 dozen red or green candied cherries
Instructions
Dough:
  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup; beat together until mixture is smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly. Add egg yolks; beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour; stir until mixed.
  2. Cover dough and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Baking sheets may be ungreased, lined with parchment paper, or lined with a non-stick baking mat.
  4. Shape dough into small balls, about 1” in diameter. Tip: An ice cream scoop is ideal for making uniform-sized cookies.
Topping:
  1. Dip the top of each ball into beaten egg whites, and then dip the top into the chopped nuts.
  2. Bake: Place balls, nut side up, 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Press a candied cherry into the center of each cookie. Bake 20 minutes or until cookies are set and very lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheets with a metal spatula and place on a wire cooling rack to cool.

Cherry Nut Delights

Cherry Nut Delights

Cherry Nut Delights recipe