Cherry & Macadamia Nut CookiesTart dried cherries and sweet macadamia nuts make an unbeatable combo. Plus, the cherries add…
Cherry & Macadamia Nut Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup plus 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped 2/3 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
Beat in vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk flours; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Stir in cherries and nuts.
Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 1-in.
apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown.
Cool on pans 10 minutes.
Place remaining confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl.
Roll slightly cooled cookies in sugar; return cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Roll cookies in sugar again just before serving.