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Holiday Bells

 Holiday Bells
Our home economists added all-purpose flour to the sugar cookie dough to make it easy to handle and shape these pecan-filled bells. Maraschino cherries provide a festive final touch as the bells’ clappers.
18 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 5 red or green maraschino cherries, quartered


  • In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Roll out
  • on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a
  • floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cherry juice and butter.
  • Stir in pecans. Place 1/2 teaspoonful in the center of each cookie.
  • Shape into a bell by folding edges of dough to meet over filling;
  • pinch edges together.
  • Place a piece of cherry at open end of each bell for clapper. Bake at
  • 350° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Immediately remove to wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.