Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love trimming the Christmas tree, decking the halls and enjoying time with family and friends. Like most of you, I will be spending time in my kitchen making treats to hand out as gifts. Let me share with you, a little a bit about the person that inspired this blog post and these cherry Christmaas cookies, my grandma.
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One of the many things that I remember about my grandma were the cookies that she would make during the holidays. They were all delicious, but hands down my favorites were these cherry cookies that she would make. This is the recipe I am sharing with you today.
I bake these cookies every year for my family and friends. Each time I do, I remember my grandmother and feel blessed for everything that she did for me and everything that she taught me. Give these cookies a try and when you are in the kitchen baking them, maybe yout will remember someone who is, or was, special to you and you too will feel blessed. Merry Christmas, all. Grandma, this one's for you.
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Cherry Christmas Cookies
inspired by my grandmother, Alice Marie Brotherton
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 2 cups candied cherries, quartered. (Red, green, or a combination of the two.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream butter and powder sugar together.
- Add egg and vanilla and slowly incorporate flour to mixture and mix well.
- Fold into the dough the quartered cherries and nuts.
- Continue folding the cherries in the dough so that the cherries are distributed evenly throughout.
- Place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper on the counter and place approximately 1/3rd of the dough on the paper.
- Using your hands roll the dough into a log shape about 2 inches round.
- Once you have your shape, then roll the log in the paper and secure the ends of the parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator.
- Continue 2 more times until all of the dough has been rolled and placed in the refrigerator.
- Allow the dough to stay in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- Take out of the refrigerator and unroll the dough from the paper.
- Cut the dough with a knife into 1/4 inch slices and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes or until the cookie is light golden in color. This recipe will yield approximately 4 dozen cookies.