Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my dad's favorite Christmas cookie. It is on the order of a shortbred cookie. I absolutely hate nuts but you don't really taste them in this cookie. I put the nuts in my blend and ground them fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Blend together shortening, butter, salt, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add flour and pecans and mix into a soft dough.
  3. Chill.
  4. Preheat oven to 325° F and grease cookie sheets.
  5. Measure out level tablespoonfuls of dough and roll between palms of hands to form round balls.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  7. Press a little indentation in center in each cookie with a thimble and put half of cherry on top.
  8. Bake in preheated 325 oven for 25 minutes.

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