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Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe

Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe

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. YIELD:66 servings

Ingredients

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

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.

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.