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cherry vanilla cookies with an orange glaze

a recipe by
Doris Carlson
Old Saybrook, CT

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.

prep time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry vanilla cookies with an orange glaze

  • 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
  • 12
    chopped maraschino cherries patted dry

How To Make cherry vanilla cookies with an orange glaze

  • 1
    In 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
  • 2
    Glaze add confectioners sugar, orange zest and juice from orange until creamy ( add more sugar or juice if needed for correct consistency)
  • 3
    Place 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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