Christmas is just a few days away, which means most people are shopping for last-minute gifts, traveling to see loved ones, or simply staying home. No matter what your plan is, we think this cookie recipe is a great way to try something new, make something fun and colorful, and a way to make someone else’s day brighter too. These cookies are a great gift for the sweet tooth in your life and anyone who enjoys a good holiday treat!

Ingredients:

1 cup – Butter Softened

1 cup – Confectioners Sugar

1 Egg

1 ½ tsp – Vanilla Extract

2 ¼ cups – Flour (all purpose) mixed with a dash of salt

2 cans – Candied Cherries (green and red) halved

1 cup – Pecans

Directions:

In a small bowl of mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Gradually add sugar- beating until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans, cover airtight and chill for 1 hour. Divide dough in thirds, and on a floured surface shape each piece of dough and roll into 12 inch rolls. Wrap each roll in waxed paper and chill at least 3 hours or until firm. Slice into ¼ inch slices (a serrated knife works best).  Place slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350F degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until lite brown at edges.  Cool on racks, and store airtight in cool dry place.  Makes about 144 cookies. Happy Holidays!

This recipe was taken from the cookbook of Barbara Andersen and can be ordered for $19.95 including shipping. Payment can be made to Barbara Andersen and sent to P.O. Box 730956 Ormond Beach, FL 32173. If you have any questions, please call 386-569-7327. 

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