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Cherry Icebox Cookies

Rated as 3.53 out of 5 Stars

"If you like cherries, this is the cookie for you !"
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servings 238
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and shortening. Add the sugar; cream well. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Pat the cherries between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Stir cherries and pecans into the dough. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Shape the cold dough into 2 logs. Roll them in the colored sugar, wrap in wax paper and chill again until firm (about 1 hour).
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  4. Unwrap dough and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place on the prepared cookie sheets, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 238 calories; 12.8 29.6 2.3 18 99 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Just like Mom used to make at Christmas time! The kids and the husband ate them all before we could serve them to guests. Maybe too good a receipt!

Most helpful critical review

not very good, not much flavor.

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Just like Mom used to make at Christmas time! The kids and the husband ate them all before we could serve them to guests. Maybe too good a receipt!

this has got to be the best cookie recipe ever! I get raves every time I make them! They are really fast to put together and then they just sit patiently in the freezer until you are ready for...

I absolutely love cherries, so I had to try this recipe, and they came out so delicious! I did change a few things though: I reduced the amount of flour to 2 1/4 cup (dough was not as crumbly), ...

These cookies are delicious! I love making them! The red decorator's sugar just makes them adorable. I added a little bit of lemon zest to give the dough a little more of a bite and it really ma...

Delicious! I followed some suggestions here, adding grated rind of one lemon with the flour and drying the cherries very well before adding them to batter.

not very good, not much flavor.

I really liked these! I used only 1 cup of pecans and halved the cherries instead of chopping them. I wanted to bite into a big cherry chunk. Yes, this dough is really crumbly and difficult to w...

This was nothing as I had expected. Even after freezing the logs, still was extremely messy to slice. The cherries MUST be dried completely before adding to cookie batter. Another choice of n...

These were time-consuming and a little messy to make but turned out beautifully. Great choice for a cookie platter! I made four smaller logs instead of two big ones for easier handling. The tast...