If you like cherries, this is the cookie for you !

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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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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  • In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and shortening. Add the sugar; cream well. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Pat the cherries between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Stir cherries and pecans into the dough. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

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  • Shape the cold dough into 2 logs. Roll them in the colored sugar, wrap in wax paper and chill again until firm (about 1 hour).

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

  • Unwrap dough and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place on the prepared cookie sheets, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 99.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2008
Just like Mom used to make at Christmas time! The kids and the husband ate them all before we could serve them to guests. Maybe too good a receipt! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2011
not very good not much flavor. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2008
Just like Mom used to make at Christmas time! The kids and the husband ate them all before we could serve them to guests. Maybe too good a receipt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
this has got to be the best cookie recipe ever! I get raves every time I make them! They are really fast to put together and then they just sit patiently in the freezer until you are ready for them. I made mine for the first time the day after Thanksgiving and didn't bake them until the week of Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2011
I absolutely love cherries so I had to try this recipe and they came out so delicious! I did change a few things though: I reduced the amount of flour to 2 1/4 cup (dough was not as crumbly) and since I didn't have a lemon for zest I used 1/2 tsp of lemon extract. I also added a drop of red food coloring to the cookie dough to turn them pink. I only chilled the dough for about 2hrs rolled them into balls and covered them in the red sugar and baked them for 8min. My fiancee loved them and he's not really a cherry person. I think these are going into my tins at Christmas!! Thank you so much for sharing this!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
These cookies are delicious! I love making them! The red decorator's sugar just makes them adorable. I added a little bit of lemon zest to give the dough a little more of a bite and it really made things interesting. Not a quick or easy recipe but a fun one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
Delicious! I followed some suggestions here adding grated rind of one lemon with the flour and drying the cherries very well before adding them to batter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2003
Not really what I was looking for. Dough was quite crumbly before rolling. Taste was a little flat. Due to allergies nuts were left out. May play a little with the recipe to add some taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
What a great recipes! I made these for Valentine for my sweetheart (husband of 14 years who loves cherries!) and the color & taste where great for this event! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2003
This was nothing as I had expected. Even after freezing the logs still was extremely messy to slice. The cherries MUST be dried completely before adding to cookie batter. Another choice of nut might have made this bland tasting cookie worth going through the mess and trouble to bake. Won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2011
not very good not much flavor. Read More
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