Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mom made these every Christmas and we SO looked forward to them. The dough is almost like a shortbread and kind of melts in your mouth. I often make a double batch, using half red cherries and half green. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend together butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar and vanilla.
  2. Then add flour, salt and chopped pecans.
  3. Mix well to form a dough.
  4. Chill dough thoroughly.
  5. Drain candied cherries well.
  6. Form dough around each cherry to form a small ball.
  7. Bake at 400 for 10- 15 minutes.
  8. (Dough should not brown).
  9. Roll in icing sugar while warm and again when cool.


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These cookies are perfect for Christmas. They are so easy to make and are SO addictive!

Jenny H. December 29, 2004

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