Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Christmas Cherry Cookies

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DAY 1: Welcome to the Third Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Twelve days of cookies and treats that are perfect for sharing with family and friends.

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The first cookie up this year is an easy-to-make dough full of the colors of Christmas. These cookies were always on Mom’s list of treats to bake for Christmas when I was a kid.

The dough is a shortbread dough that is filled with red and green candied cherries and pecans.

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Roll the dough into a log and it can be stored in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake.

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Use a sharp knife to slice dough into rounds that are about 3/8” thick.

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For Twenty-Four more cookie ideas, click the links below for the two previous Christmas Cookie events:

First Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies

Second Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies

RECIPE:

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Christmas Cherry Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup pecan halves
2 cups red and green candied cherries, halved

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Cream butter and sugar; blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour; add pecans and cherries. Chill dough for 1-2 hours. Shape into logs with about 2” diameter. Roll in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill 3 hours. Cut into slices about 3/8” thick and bake for 13-15 minutes. Do not let cookies brown.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

 

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14 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Christmas Cherry Cookies

  1. These are both beautiful and FUN!!!! Love them! Great idea! Excited to see the next 11!!

  2. Oh my gosh, this looks like such a delicious recipe! I love the cherries..the Christmas colour is cute too.

    Thanks for sharing on the Sweet as Sugar cookies link up. That’s how I found you!

  3. These look so festive and beautiful. :) They will be wonderful gift-giving items for the holidays.

  4. I love these Christmas cookies! They are so uniquie!

    I am hosting a linky party – 12 days of Christmas Goodies! (and one of the days we are featuring ALL cookie recipes)! This recipe would be perfect, we’d love for you to link it up!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-goodies-smore.html

  5. Come to A Themed Baker’s Sunday for this next week’s theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/12/themed-bakers-sunday-16.html

  6. OOO Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Themed Baker’s Sunday at Cupcake Apothecary! Please make sure to add a link back to my linky party! Thanks!
    Alyssa

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  10. Arlene Murphy

    These were delicious and looked just Beautiful!!! Cookie was not sweet but perfect. I made the dough in Nov and froze it in 3 logs. December I cut from the frozen state and baked. Great do ahead cookie.

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