Cherries Jubilee Cookies..... Recipes

Excellent cookies without too many calories.

I first had these little gems during the Christmas season two years ago and made sure to get the recipe.

They really are very tasty and go quite well with a cup of tea or glass of milk. ;-)

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cherries Jubliee Cookies
Recipe By: Diane Nemitz
Serving Size : 3 1/2 Dozen (42 cookies)
Categories: Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup brandy
1 cup butter -- softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • In small sauce pan, combine dried cherries and brandy.
  • Heat just to simmering.remove from heat. Let stand 30 mins.
  • Drain, reserving liquid.
  • Meanwhile. In large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter till light & fluffy.
  • Add 3/4 c granulated sugar.beat till combined.
  • Beat in egg, egg yolk & 2 tbsps of the reserved brandy(discard remaining).
  • Add flour & 5 spice powder & beat till combined.scraping sides of the bowl as needed.beat in soaked cherries.
  • Roll rounded tsp of dough into balls.
  • Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes till lightly browned & set on edges.Cool completely on wire racks
  • Roll balls in coarse sugar to coat .
  • Arrange 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. *
  • Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes till lightly browned & set on edges.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.

"Country Home Magazine"
"3 1/2 dozen"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 105 Calories; 5g Fat (42.5% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 47mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Serving Ideas:
  • Nice big cold glass of milk

  • Even though the recipe called for ungreased cookie sheets, I used parchment paper to make sure cookies turned out just right.
*You can use tart or sweet red dried cherries in these cookies.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this online version of an excellent recipe. Since Country Home is no more, I only have the photocopy of the magazine page. I make these cookies all year-round; they are a hit with all ages. A slight variation (in the original recipe). If you coat the balls of dough in sanding sugar before you bake them, you get a beautiful crust, almost like ice crystals. Do use sanding sugar, it's worth it. Also, original recipe called for 2 teaspoons of the reserved brandy, not 'tablespoons'.

Sandy said...

Oooo.. thank you for the tip about the sanding sugar, I must give that a try. Hum... well, this one called for the brandy to have 2 tbsp - I will let those who make them judege the amount. :) Thanks again for the tip!

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