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


Christmas Cherry Cookies

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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



Filed under Cookies, Desserts

17 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!


  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


  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!


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  10. The Editor

    Reblogged this on Recipe Reblog.


  11. 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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  13. Doris

    At what temperature did you bake these cookies? They look devine…will try them in my Christmas baking.


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