Recipe by Chef Buggsy Mate
A nice cookie any time. (Note these are a slice and bake cookie. Prep time does not include refrigeration time to set the dough.)
Top Review by TasteTester
This is a winner recipe for sure! They were easy to prepare, which is always a bonus when I'm doing my Christmas -time baking. They came out tender and moist, and I especially loved the flavor of the dried cherries -- not overly sweet, and full of flavor. The cookies were even better the second day -- so buttery and rich. Delicious! I was making these cookies as part of a holiday platter, so I did drizzle some white chocolate glaze over the tops for a little decoration, and I received lots of compliments on your recipe. I'm so glad I have this to add to my cookie collection. Thanks!
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, not packed
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup dried cherries
- 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds (optional) or 1⁄2 cup pecans (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix butter, eggs, brown sugar, and flour until well combined.
- Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, cherries, and nuts.
- Roll dough into logs that are approximately 1 inch around. Wrap in waxed paper and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
- When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice logs into 1 inch rounds and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool 5 minutes before transfering to a cooling rack.