White Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Thins

Try these delicious cherry and walnut cookies dipped in vanilla-flavored candy coating – perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 72

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
container (8 oz) red candied cherries, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
package (20 oz) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
Edible glitter, if desired

  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cherries and walnuts.
  • 2 Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a roll, about 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating as directed on package until melted and smooth. Dip about 1/3 of each cookie at an angle into coating, allowing excess coating to drip back into bowl. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with glitter. Let stand about 1 hour or until coating is set.

Expert Tips

Keep a roll or two of this cookie dough on hand ready to bake. Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. Dough can also be frozen in an airtight container up to 9 months. Thaw just until soft enough to slice.

Candy coating may set up while you are dipping the cookies. Just heat again in the microwave on High in 10-second intervals.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.