Yep, I’m starting my Valentine’s Day week today instead of tomorrow. I want to squeeze in all the yummies that I can! I made Cherry Icebox Cookies today. I have no idea what they have to do with iceboxes, but so it goes. I clipped this recipe out of a Taste of Home magazine. They are delicious – but then again, I believe that anything that involves maraschino cherries is a good thing. A very good thing. (“Kiddie Cocktails” are still a favorite drink of mine)
Cherry Icebox Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tea. vanilla extract
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tea. baking soda
1/2 tea. ground cinnamon
1/4 tea. cream of tartar
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
4-1/2 tea. lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries (use a food processor for this if you have one!)
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients: gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat in cherry and lemon juices. Stir in nuts and cherries. Shape into four 12-inch rolls and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
5 thoughts on “Cherry Icebox Cookies – Valentine’s Week Day 1”
These look DELICIOUS!! And I totally agree about the cherries. I’d eat them all day if I could and not get sick, lol.
Val says they are “icebox” cookies because of the step where you put the roll into the fridge and cool them before you slice them.
Ah, Val is so informative! She’s got years more experience than I do on the baking front.
Oh and they look and sound awesome of course. Love these kind of cherries.
these look amazing! cant wait to try one