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Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe
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Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe

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Brilliant red and green candied cherries add extra sparkle to these delicious holiday delights. What I really like best is that this recipe's easy to mix up ahead of time. In fact, I've often made the dough in November and kept it in the freezer until I needed it in December! —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 66 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups red and green candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Shape dough into three 10-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months or until ready to bake. To bake, cut frozen rolls into 1/8-in. slices.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Christmas Slices in Country Woman November/December 1995, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Christmas Slices

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"These were very good and easy to make. However, cutting into 1/8" slices gives 20 doz cookies! I think that is an error. I sliced into 1/4" and that was just about perfect, giving me approx 10 doz cookies (4/inch x 10 inch = 40 cookies per roll for a total of 120 cookies or 10 doz.)."

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"LOVED these!!! I used walnuts and slightly less cherries because that was what I had on hand. I used almond extract in place of vanilla because I love almond and cherry flavor together. They are great and I am making another batch for the weekend party we are going to. They were less sugary sweet and are more like a shortbread type cookie which I prefer anyway. The red and green is so festive and yummy and they slice up great once frozen. If you want to try something different these are for you."

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"I too found this in my TOH cookie book. My friends love them and the recipe is very easy. I love the pecans in the recipe but have also used walnuts. I always toast nuts for extra richness when using them in any cookie recipe."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"It makes me crazy when people say "I have made these for years"! If you change it just a little bit then you have NOT made these for years. Besides, you are just boasting and slighting the person who shared the recipe. This is a fab recipe and thank-you Katie for sharing!"

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"I have made these for years using walnuts and rolling the logs in shredded coconut, refrigerate for 1 hour or so and then cut into cookies. Coconut toasts well while baking and gives these cookies more zip."

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