Fancy  Cherry-pecan  Cookies Recipe

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Fancy Cherry-Pecan Cookies

donna clark

By
@donnacl

This is a great cookie for the holiday's because of the color the cherries give the cookies.The cherries give the cookies a nice blend of sweetness without being too sweet.


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Serves:

about 5 doz.

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
packed brown sugar
3/4 c
shortening
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/4 c
chopped maraschino cherries
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat brown sugar, shortening, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Stir in pecans and cherries.
2
Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in medium bowl, add by 1/2 cupsful to shorteding mixture, beating well after each addition.
3
Divide dough in half. Place on sheet of waxed paper, shape into a log. refrigerate until firm.
4
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, cut dough into 1/8" thick slices. Place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes or until golden brown . Cool 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet . Remove to wire rack , cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids