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Desserts

Fruit 'n Nut Drops

Fruit 'n Nut Drops recipe
photo by:kraft
Chock-full of dates, walnuts and candied cherries, these delectable drop cookies are sure to become a holiday tradition.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
41 min
servings
total:
About 4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 cookies each

What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1
cup  (2 sticks) butter, softened
1
cup  firmly packed brown sugar
1
 egg
2
cups  flour
1/2
tsp.  baking soda
1/2
tsp.  salt
1
cup  chopped dates
3/4
cup  chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1/2
cup  candied cherry halves
48
 PLANTERS Walnut Halves

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, beating until well blended after each addition. Stir in dates, chopped walnuts and cherries.

DROP rounded tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a walnut half.

BAKE 9 to 11 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
With their built-in portion control, these cookies make a great holiday treat!
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
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