- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup red candied cherries, halved
- 1 cup green candied cherries, halved
- 1 cup pecan halves
- Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Chill 1 hour.
- Shape dough into three 10-in. rolls; wrap in plastic and place in a freezer bag. Freeze until ready to bake, or up to 2 months.
- To bake, cut frozen rolls into 1/8-in. slices, and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° until edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Reviews forCherry Christmas Slices
"These cookies were very festive looking and easy to make. They tasted good but not great. I will make them again but I will cut the recipe in half."
"want to make them is 2 cups red and green cherries a cup of each?"
"Psalm 127-3: I have a recipe for Cherry Winks! If you'd like it, please let me know! These cookies might be ones my mom used to make; she called them "Icebox Cookies" & they were one of my favorites. I'm going to try them & hope that I've found a treasure!"
"Nothing says Christmas better than these cookies chocked full of nits and candied cherries!!"
"These are really great for Christmas...colorful and tasty."
"I'm planning on making these when we return home from week away in RV. I hope&pray they are my mother in laws "cherry winks". one of my favo cookies of hers and one of her favs too. always loved them. she only did red cherries tho never green, I'll do the same. everything else about the recipe looks correct and always used pecans.I'll report results when finished.made the dough and it's getting it's chill on so I can take out/slice/bake. couple hrs from now I shud have results :)I took 1 of the logs out cut it in slices and baked. they are good, a bit temperamental though regarding baking time or temp and maybe that's just me not keeping a close eye. they aren't my mother in laws 'cherry winks' and I was in high hopes. they can probably be a good cookie but I probably won't make again. (unless I'm willing to fiddle around with the recipe/bake time/temp etc.) you never know but for now this will be my last batch."
"I made two batches of dough; one as above, the second I improvised and added grated orange, lemon, & lime zest, slivered almonds, & orange extract instead of vanilla. High altitude tips: make sure butter & eggs at room temp. Preheat oven to 350, and bake slightly less time. Good!!"