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Cherry & Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cherry & Macadamia Nut CookiesTart dried cherries and sweet macadamia nuts make an unbeatable combo. Plus, the cherries add…

Cherry & Macadamia Nut Cookies

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.

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Roll slightly cooled cookies in sugar; return cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Roll cookies in sugar again just before serving.

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