Holiday Melting Moments Recipe

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Holiday Melting Moments Recipe

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The name of these cookies says it all— they melt in your mouth. Adding candied cherries to the dough makes them merry.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quartered red and/or green candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Melting Moments in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p34

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 128 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quartered red and/or green candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Melting Moments in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p34

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nightskystar User ID: 1034705 35820
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"Excellent cookies!! I was looking for the ones with cornstarch but thought i would try these..glad i did!!"

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