Make-Ahead Cherry Christmas Slices

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READY IN: 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

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