Cherry Vanilla Cookies with an orange glaze

Doris Carlson


I wanted to make a cherry cookie to add to my Christmas cookie trays. Since I could not find exactly what I was looking for, I made up this recipe with chopped maraschino cherries, vanilla and an orange zest glaze.

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1 c
1/2 c
2 tsp
2 1/2 c
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
juice from an orange
1 tsp
orange zest
chopped maraschino cherries patted dry

How to Make Cherry Vanilla Cookies with an orange glaze


  • 1In a large bowl mix butter sugar and vanilla until smooth (about 3 min)
    add chopped cherries ( I used food processor to chop up the cherries to a small fine size)
    stir in flour slowly and mix until dough comes together
    roll into 1 inch balls
    flatten slightly with bottom of cup
    bake @350 for 12 minutes
    cool on racks
  • 2Glaze
    add confectioners sugar, orange zest and juice from orange until creamy ( add more sugar or juice if needed for correct consistency)
  • 3Place wax paper under cooling racks to catch the drips from glaze. Dip cooled cookies into glaze, or use spoon to spread onto the cookie.
    let glaze harden ....enjoy

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About Cherry Vanilla Cookies with an orange glaze

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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