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Fruit and Nut Shortbread

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A colorful addition to your Christmas baking."
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servings 227 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add yolk and flour. Cut in fruit and nuts. Shape dough into two rolls 2 inches in diameter and roll in waxed paper. Chill overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. While still cold and wax paper still on, take a sharp knife and cut thin slices (1/8 inch). Set on greased cookie sheets, remove wax paper and bake for 10 minutes. (Slightly brown edges).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 227 calories; 12.7 g fat; 27 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 81 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I like these, though they aren't really what I think of when I think shortbread. I will be making them again, though. We thought they tasted a bit like homemade caramels, and they are pretty, ...

I doubled the recipe and added all mixed chopped fruit instead of just cherries - they were wonderful! Watch them when they bake though - they can brown quickly.

I love candied cherries, but this was not a keeper for our family. I ended up throwing it out - nobody liked it.

Came out perfect & tasted like a shortbread to me . I used finely diced candied fruit. Only cig