We don't need a reason to bake off a batch of cookies, but seeing as it's #NationalCookieDay - we wanted to do just that and share the recipe. Plus, we're in the middle of the holiday season and there's a few cookie swaps that need this cookie.
Cherry Walnut Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and blend. Add flour and cream, mix well. At a low speed, fold in vanilla, cherries, and chocolate. Create tablespoon-sized balls of dough, should make about 36. Sprinkle each with flavored sugar to taste, then roll in walnuts to coat evenly. Space out cookies evenly on a lined baking sheet and bake for approx. 8 minutes, or until done. Enjoy!
To showcase a variety of different looks using one basic recipe we made just a few tweaks to create several different cookies. In one method, we rolled the dough into an even log, rolled it in chopped walnuts and sliced into ¼” rounds. Be sure to refrigerate before slicing with this method! Another simple method we love is to incorporate the walnuts right into the dough and roll the balls just in the flavored sugar, giving the cookies an even balance of cherries and nuts.