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cheery cherry christmas cookies

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Paula Todora
Blue Eye, AR

My Grandma's personal favorite to have with tea every Christmas. A recipe passed down through the years and not changed one bit.

★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheery cherry christmas cookies

  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
  • 1 c
    candied red cherries, chopped coarsely

How To Make cheery cherry christmas cookies

  • 1
    Beat butter & sugar for about 3 minutes with an electric mixer, or until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat 1 minute more.
  • 2
    Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add gradually to the butter mixture, making sure not to beat too much and stir in cherries by hand.
  • 3
    Divide the dough into thirds; roll each into a log. Cover in waxed paper or parchment paper, then plastic wrap. Chill overnight or freeze until ready to use, for up to a month (be sure to thaw out if frozen).
  • 4
    When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice into ¼” slices and bake 375 10 minutes, until barely brown. Store wrapped in refrigerator or freeze until ready to thaw and slice.