A Year of Holidays: Christmas Cherry Cookies

A review of Christmas Cherry Cookies from “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” cookbook

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Christmas Cherry Cookies

These are a pretty simple cookie to make, but it took me two days. Not that it should have! First I realized I forgot to put out the butter to soften in advance, and then I was exhausted after dealing with a fussy baby so I just finished the dough and popped it in the fridge to deal with today. Thankfully the dough is supposed to go in the fridge anyway to firm up!

This recipe can be found on the Pioneer Woman’s website here.

To start with, all the ingredients except the flour and cherries are thrown into an electric mixer and mixed until smooth. Note that I made a small mistake here, and used a grater instead of zester on the lemon and half the orange before realizing my mistake!

Once smooth, the flour is mixed in and the dough is put in the fridge for at least an hour to firm up.

Then the dough is rolled into balls and the cherries are pressed into the top before baking.

Taste: 10/10

These cookies are very soft and fluffy! They are delicate and fall apart easily.

They were very lemony, but that could be either from me using the grater instead of zester or because the lemon I used had a TON of juice! We didn’t mind at all, but something to keep in mind if you prefer a more subtle lemon flavor.

And I actually didn’t really taste the cherries at all, they were more of a decoration.

Difficulty: Easy

This are an easy recipe to make, especially if you’re using the electric mixer. You just need to keep an eye on the cookies while they’re in the oven to make sure they don’t brown too much.

Cost: Average

This is almost a cheap recipe, but the holiday cherries bump up the cost. Other than those cherries and the lemon and orange, most ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

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