My dad's favorite cookie.

Lois
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend together shortening, butter, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour and pecans and mix into soft dough. Measure out level tablespoonfuls of dough and roll in palms of hands to form round balls.

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  • Place on greased baking sheets. Press a little indentation in center of each ball with a thimble and put a half of candied cherry on top of each.

  • Bake in a 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

168.6 calories; 1.5 g protein; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 114.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2004
Very easy to make and the dough was wonderful to work with. Not too sweet. I used 1 tbsp of vanilla instead of 2 tbsp. Made about 3 dozen for me. Great easy recipe! Thanks Lois! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/25/2016
I thought these cookies had too much salt and not enough sugar. The only change I made was using maraschino cherries instead of candied cherries. Cookie texture was very nice taste was flat. Lois sorry for the less than favorable review but think I ll be moving on. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2004
Very easy to make and the dough was wonderful to work with. Not too sweet. I used 1 tbsp of vanilla instead of 2 tbsp. Made about 3 dozen for me. Great easy recipe! Thanks Lois! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2004
Very easy to make and the dough was wonderful to work with. Not too sweet. I used 1 tbsp of vanilla instead of 2 tbsp. Made about 3 dozen for me. Great easy recipe! Thanks Lois! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
I have been looking for this recipe for years. I used to make it as a kid. It was in an old cookbook my mom had put out by Crisco I think dated 1948. But we used maraschino cherry halves. I remember they used to kind of melt in your mouth and the cherry added such a nice chewy touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2007
These cookies turned out really good. They are as cute as can be too. Followed recipe exactly except baked for 20 minutes. Will make again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
These were great; they just melt into your mouth when you bite into them. Not real sweet but the cherry blends in the sweetness. Excellent flavor. Next time I will try a whole cherry (only because I love them). My aging father-in-law ate several of them he loves it when I bake cookies so I try to bake different cookies every weekend or two. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
05/25/2016
I thought these cookies had too much salt and not enough sugar. The only change I made was using maraschino cherries instead of candied cherries. Cookie texture was very nice taste was flat. Lois sorry for the less than favorable review but think I ll be moving on. Read More
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