Fancy Cookies with Aged Cheddar and Fruit

This dough is fast to mix and easy to handle. These cookies make great ice cream sandwiches and are wonderful with fresh fruit or sherbet.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 8 min - 12 min
  • Refrigeration: 30 min
Yields 24 cookies
fancy cookies with aged cheddar and fruit

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Aged Canadian Cheddar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, raisins, etc.)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped nuts (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.), optional

Preparation

Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in flour, cheese, fruit and nuts until smooth. Shape dough into a roll, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Cut roll into slices 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper, place slices on cookie sheet and bake 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on a rack. These cookies make great ice cream sandwiches and are wonderful with fresh fruit or sherbet.

Tips

Tip : Store cookies in a sealed container in a dry place.

VariationsFor fancy shaped cookies, on a floured surface roll out chilled dough 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) thick and use your choice of cookie cutters.

For a change of taste, replace Aged Canadian Cheddar with Aged Gouda or Miranda.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 243 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Sodium: 118 mg
Fibre: 0.8 g
Calcium: 49 mg