Cherry Icebox Cookies Recipe

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Cherry Icebox Cookies Recipe
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  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1 Egg
  5. 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  6. 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  12. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  13. 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cherry and lemon juices and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and cherries.
  2. Shape into four 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 16 dozen.
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