A not-too-sweet Christmas cookie that goes great with cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk. One of Santa's favorites! These are great to make at the beginning of December and then simply bake in the oven when something sweet is quickly needed at the last minute during the holidays. Dough can be kept in refrigerator for a couple of weeks before baking.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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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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  • Beat brown sugar, butter, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended, then beat in the vanilla extract with the last egg.

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  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture until dough is just mixed. Fold pecans and candied cherries into dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch rolls on a piece of waxed paper. Seal waxed paper on the ends with tape; refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Slice cookies to about 1/4-inch thickness and arrange on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 151.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2020
I added a half cup more of flour and a bit of cinnamon. I didn't have wax paper so I rolled them into balls and baked as directed. They came out great and my kids love them. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
Love making these cookies! Reminds me of when I was little making them with my Gran. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
These cookies are absolutely amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2017
Icebox cookies are my Dad s favorite. Love the addition of the colored cherries for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
I added a half cup more of flour and a bit of cinnamon. I didn't have wax paper so I rolled them into balls and baked as directed. They came out great and my kids love them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2019
What a great recipe! I was short on pecans but they are still great! Easy to make in two sessions -- mixing and baking! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2020
The dough does not stay together. Crumbling apart and everything. Took them out still optimistic and can say you can find WAY better recipes than this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2019
All I can say is this cookie is now a staple in my Christmas baking. Read More
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