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Jeweled Cookie Slices

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

Field editor Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan notes, "I often mark recipes with 'G' for good, 'VG' for very good; this seasonal favorite is marked 'VVG'! I usually double the recipe."
Jeweled Cookie Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup red and green candied cherries or chopped candied pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped blanched almonds

Directions

  1. Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap. In a large bowl, beat melted butter and sugars until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in cherries and almonds. Transfer to prepared pan. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Invert dough onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap. Cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 138 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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