Perfect for your sweetheart, favorite teacher, or hostess at your next Valentine’s Day party, make a heart-felt gift with scrumptious Cherry Icebox Cookies that are sure to sweeten the day. These Valentine’s treats are fun and simple to make and are a great Valentine’s Day activity for you and the kids! What a great way to say “I love you!” Follow the simple three-step, no bake cookies recipe below.
After your cookies are done “baking,” add them to a festive Valentine’s Day Stripe plate, and serve them with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast, or create a sweet Valentine’s gift by dressing them up in a fun “peek a boo” pink or red window treat box or in a Valentine’s Day cookie box.
Fun Hint: Use a heart shaped cookie cutter and letter cookie cutters to spell out Happy Valentine’s Day!
Cherry Icebox Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
Directions: 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.
Shape into four 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
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.