Make-Ahead Cherry Christmas Slices

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are a cookie that I always make at Christmas time...they are great, cause you can freeze the cookie dough for 2 months, I usually make lots, so I always have the dough ready for when I need it....these taste so buttery and good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened (no subsitutions)
  • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioners)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 2 cups red and green glazed cherries, halved
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
  3. Add the flour; mix well.
  4. Stir in cherries and pecans.
  5. Chill the dough for 1 hour.
  6. Shape the dough into three 10-in rolls; wrap in plastic wrap, and place in a zip-lock freezer bag.
  7. Freeze up to 2 months.
  8. TO BAKE COOKIES: Remove the rolls from the freezer.
  9. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices.
  10. Place the cookies 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  11. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 mins, or until the edges are golden brown (don't overbake).
  12. Remove to wire racks; cool.


Most Helpful

These are also part of my Christmas baking this year. They are easy to make, and look very pretty on my cookie plate ( I give small $ store plates with cookies away to friends & neighbours) They also taste delicious. Thank you for the posting

conniecooks December 15, 2006

Oh, wow! I used a lb of fruitcake mix (I love fruitcake) and it came out wonderful. I put 3/4of the dough in the freezer. I only needed 10 minutes for lovely soft crun-chewey cookies. Next batch I'll try longer for a harder product. I'd make these for Xmas, but only one of our friends likes candied fruit. Fine. More for me.

Countrywife October 29, 2006

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