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Lemon Cherry Chews

Lemon Cherry ChewsThese simple, cake-mix based lemon cherry chews are like a soft and chewy lemon cooler cookie laced with bits of sweet maraschino cherries.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18.25 ounces) package lemon cake mix
2 1/2 cups frozen nondairy whipped topping*, thawed
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, chopped, well drained
Powdered sugar for dusting

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Combine cake mix, whipped topping, egg and lemon peel. Stir until well combined. Stir in cherries.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on well greased or sprayed cookie sheets. Dust with powdered sugar.
  4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Carefully remove and cool completely on wire rack and dust again with powdered sugar, if desired.
  5. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

*Note: Use regular nondairy whipped topping only.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.