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Refrigerator Cookies

Rated as 3.2 out of 5 Stars

"'During the holidays, I usually keep at least two rolls of this cookie dough in my freezer in case I need something special in a hurry,' writes Dottie Gray of Bartlett, Tennessee."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Add flour. Fold in the cherries and pecans. Shape dough into two 8-in. x 2-in. rolls; wrap in waxed paper and freeze.
  2. To bake, unwrap and let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


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I made these for a friend who likes to just eat the cookie dough, since this recipe does not have eggs in it. I also used chocolate chips instead of cherries. The dough was delicious, and tasted...

These were really easy and really delicious. We left out the cherries because we don't like them much and used almonds in place of pecans, since that's what we had in the cupboard. Tip - I disco...

Sweet with being too sweet. Simple to make. My husband and I both enjoyed them. Freezing the dough was very handy. Unfortunately, candied cherries aren't readily available after the holiday...

I'm so sorry Dottie, I may have done something wrong. I cooked the first two trays and they melted together. Tried to capture something, but no luck. Thought they might have been too soft so ...

Hard to handle, even after freezing for 24 hours. The taste is fine, but not exceptional.