Venice High School Cherry Butter Cookies

Venice High School Cherry Butter Cookies

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"I made these cookies waaay back when in Home Economics class at Venice High School in L.A., California. With a shortbread texture blended with walnuts and cherries, these are certainly unforgettable. I usually bake them around Christmas, but they are super any time of year. They are particularly great with a hot cup of coffee, I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!"

Ingredients

30 m servings 160 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Mix in salt, then stir in flour by hand until dough is stiff. Add the walnuts and cherries, and mix into the dough, kneading like bread on a clean floured surface.
  3. Roll dough into ping pong sized balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press down balls with a fork to make a criss cross pattern on top.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Great cookies! People, if you change the recipe, it's not the recipe anymore. Rate it the way it's written and if you want to change it--write your own!

I am the original poster of this recipe (been trying to log-on to that account, but haven't been able to get the password right!) Baking times are truly variable, depending on your oven. You m...

Very good cookie. Instead of using my kitchen aid I decided to use my hand mixer and it worked fine. I did not sift the flour. After everything was mixed I did have to mush it together by hand a...