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.
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.
Roll the dough into a log and it can be stored in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake.
Use a sharp knife to slice dough into rounds that are about 3/8” thick.
For Twenty-Four more cookie ideas, click the links below for the two previous Christmas Cookie events:
Christmas Cherry Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
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