Cherry Bell Cookies

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My mother, who was an avid collector of cookie recipes, always baked this cookie for Christmas. It is one of the many had in her special recipe book, which held only her favorite recipes.

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Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon cream

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoons cherry juice

  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

  • 60 maraschino cherries, halved

Directions

  1. Sift together: 3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee. Put aside.

  2. Cream 1 cup butter or margarine. Add 1 1/4 cups brown sugar. Cream well. Blend in dark corn syrup, egg, and cream. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

  3. Roll out dough, 1/3 at a time on floured board to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut cookies into 2 1/2 inch rounds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. To Make Filling: Combine 1/3 firmly packed brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoons cherry juice. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts, chopped fine.

  5. Place 1/2 teaspoon filling in center of each round. Shape into a bell by folding sides of dough to meet over the filling using spatula to fold over sides. Make top of bell narrower than at the clapper end. Place 1/2 of a maraschino cherry (cut side down) at open end of each bell for clapper. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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