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Cherry Christmas Slices

Brilliant red and green candied cherries add extra sparkle to these delicious holiday delights. What I really like best is that this recipe's easy to mix up ahead of time. In fact, I've often made the dough in November and kept it in the freezer until I needed it in December! —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 11 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup red candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup green candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Chill 1 hour.
  • Shape dough into three 10-in.-long logs; wrap securely and place in a freezer bag. Freeze until ready to bake, or up to 2 months.
  • To bake, cut frozen logs into 1/8-in. slices, and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° until edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 37 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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