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Jeweled Cookie Slices Recipe

Jeweled Cookie Slices Recipe

Field editor Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan notes, "I often mark recipes with 'G' for good, 'VG' for very good; this seasonal favorite is marked 'VVG'! I usually double the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup red and green candied cherries or chopped candied pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped blanched almonds

Directions

  • 1. Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap. In a large bowl, beat melted butter and sugars until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in cherries and almonds. Transfer to prepared pan. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Invert dough onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap. Cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 138 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Jeweled Cookie Slices

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"This cookie is easy to make and looks beautiful on a Christmas cookie tray. I found the flavor rather bland so I might try adding a little almond extract next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"One of my all-time favorite cookies. The red and green candied cherries make a tasty and pretty cookie. Haven't had a bad batch yet. Yum! Try adding some chopped pecans for a change of pace."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"We love these cookies! I always make them at Christmas time but we love them year round. Being able to make the dough the day before I bake them is always appreciated. Love the hint of nutmeg in them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"These are my husband's favorite cookie. He will buy the candied fruit as a hint that he would like me to make some for him."

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