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Christmas Cheer Cookies


Makes about 72

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
3 cup unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pound dates, chopped
1 pound walnuts, chopped
1/2 pound golden raisins
1/2 cup whiskey
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and cut in halves

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Beat until ingredients are combined. Mix flour and soda. Stir in dates, walnuts, raisins and whiskey. Batter will be stiff. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Top each with cherry halves. Bake 10-12 minutes. Store in airtight container.

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Reviews of Christmas Cheer Cookies:

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  valis  Dec 14, 2008
Would not make this again.
I had high hopes for this. Unfortunately the dough component is entirely boring. There's so much here that the whisky flavor is lost in the final product, and the dough doesn't bring any other flavor to it. The dough also suffers from being unbalanced in acidity, so the leavening is poor. The final product is rather like a bunch of dried fruit held together with paper mache'.

I may play with the dough to see if it can be given some flavor and the texture improved. Otherwise, no -I won't be making it again.
2 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 28, 2007
Would make this again.
mmmmmmmmm...
I loved them, I made them for a cookie exchange and I won Best Tasting!!!!!!!
MMMMMMMMMMMM
5 stars

  Alan Jones in Riverside, CA  Nov 29, 2006
Would make this again.
I had a lot of positive compliments about these cookies. People ask for more. The difficult part in doing this recipe is finding the golden raisins. I had to go to 4 stores to find them. 4 stars

  A cookie baker in Florida  Nov 13, 2005
Would make this again.
These are my favorite christmas cookies I make them with the whiskey, for some of my family and friends, and instead of whiskey I use juice, (o.j.; pineapple; apple; etc.} I also have used the candied fruits,instead if raisens,and cherries. Gotta Love It. 5 stars

   Nov 22, 2004
Would make this again.
please do not be concerned about the alcohol content. The whiskey adds flavor, but the alcohol from it is baked out and will not withstand the high temperature of your oven.

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