- 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound red candied cherries, chopped
- 1/4 cup each chopped walnuts, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts
- In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cherries and nuts.
- Shape into three 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Three-Nut Cherry Slices in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p292
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