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Jeweled Cookie Slices

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
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 138 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Katy's mom
    Dec 3, 2020

    Either use salted butter or add a little salt when making the dough. Salt brings out the other flavors. Baked goods, including cookies, will taste bland without it.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 23, 2017

    These cookie dough is easy to work with. Anything with candied cherries in it is a definite keeper.

  • PageRD
    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.

  • puffandgus2014
    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.

  • goldenmmm
    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.

  • saw-whet
    Oct 16, 2009

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  • SueLaurito
    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.

  • SusanCJones
    Jan 10, 2007

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