Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A PRETTY cookie which will make your cookie tray at Christmas look good! The cherry and nut combination in a buttery base is delicious! A rolled type dough which can be made and baked later. These cookies freeze very well for make ahead plans. This basic cookie dough I have tried many times substituting different ad-ins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix softened butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and add to creamed mixture. Stir in candied cherries and pecans.
  3. Shape dough into long rolls about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill at least 4 hours. (May be made days ahead before baking and stored in refrigerator or freezer. Let dough thaw slightly before slicing.).
  4. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes.


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These look VERY CLOSE to VanDeKamp's shortbread cookies I used to buy in the early 80's at Lucky's.. grocery store now gone. They look great and I plan on making these soon!

Amberngriffinco March 10, 2009

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