Red & Green Walnut Cutouts
About 8 dozen, depending on size of cutters
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
5 cups flour
2 cups finely ground walnuts
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup red glace cherries, chopped
1 cup green glace cherries, chopped
2 cups white baking chips or 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy; add the eggs and extracts and mix well.
- Stir in the flour, salt, walnuts and cherries.
- If the dough is too soft to handle, chill it for 30 minutes to 1 hour (or put it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so to speed it up).
- Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/8" to 1/4" thick; cut into Christmas shapes.
- Place on parchment-lined or greased baking sheets and bake for about 8 minutes or until edges begin to lightly brown.
- Transfer to cooling racks.
- Melt the baking chips or chocolate chips in the microwave; transfer to a decorating bag and drizzle over the cookies decoratively.
- Let the coating set before storing in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 62
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48% Protein 5% Carb. 47%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 1%
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