Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe

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Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe
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Cherry Christmas Slices Recipe

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4.5 21 20
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Brilliant red and green candied cherries add extra sparkle to these delicious holiday delights. What I really like best is that this recipe's easy to mix up ahead of time. In fact, I've often made the dough in November and kept it in the freezer until I needed it in December! —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
MAKES:
66 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
66 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups red and green candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Chill for 1 hour. Shape dough into three 10-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months or until ready to bake. To bake, cut frozen rolls into 1/8-in. slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Christmas Slices in Country Woman November/December 1995, p38

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups red and green candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Chill for 1 hour. Shape dough into three 10-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months or until ready to bake. To bake, cut frozen rolls into 1/8-in. slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Christmas Slices in Country Woman November/December 1995, p38

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PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 281634
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2018

"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."

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Linda User ID: 9352811 278909
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2017

"want to make them is 2 cups red and green cherries a cup of each?"

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Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 278362
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2017

"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!"

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Colleen User ID: 9192918 278342
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2017

"I made these last Christmas, and they will be on my bake list this year also, very good.

Hagerstown Md"

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268179
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"Nothing says Christmas better than these cookies chocked full of nits and candied cherries!!"

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sg1728 User ID: 3436264 258904
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"These are a beautiful addition to my annual Christmas cookie menu. Very easy to make. I chopped the cherries into eighths and lightly chopped the pecans. I rolled the dough into two logs, not three. I suggest removing the log from the freezer about 15 minutes before baking to make slicing easier."

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odaly User ID: 6235416 257684
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"These are really great for Christmas...colorful and tasty."

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 257396
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2016 Edited Dec. 3, 2016

"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."

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mrssmb06 User ID: 8453157 240031
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Wonderful!"

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sherisheri User ID: 8670336 239875
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"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!!"

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