I saved the best for last! Welcome to my final recipe in this year’s holiday cookie swap. These cherry slices cookies are my favorite cookies to give as gifts, because they are just so darn pretty. The candied cherries give them a holiday glow. They look lovely in a tin or wrapped in clear plastic wrap on a plate with a bow. You cookie swap group will be jealous if you bring these to the exchange for sure!
It’s been so fun doing the cookie swap virtually with y’all this holiday season. Even though the world is a little different this year, it’s so important that we show and share our love. As you know, baking is my love language and I’m glad that you’ve joined me as I’ve shared my best cookie swap recipes this year. I hope that you were able to spread the love around your neighborhood this year, sharing cookies and love with your friends and family. I know I have!
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Tips For Baking Cherry Slice Cookies
I mix my cookie dough the day before baking. It is a super sticky dough, so chilling keeps the sticky in check.
Chill the cookie dough in the bowl for an hour. Once chilled, divide the dough into three sections, roll the dough into logs, wrap in plastic wrap and put it back in the fridge.
This cookie dough will keep for up to three days or you can freeze the dough for three months. If you are making the cookies that day, the dough needs to chill for at least three hours.
Slice the logs evenly. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until barely browned. Cool and enjoy or package up for gifts.
Like I said, these are my favorite cookie to give a gifts for the holidays because I can make the dough ahead of time and they look so festive on the plate. You get a lot of holiday bang for your buck with these cookies!Print
- Preheat oven to 325° and place parchment paper in baking sheet.
- Have all ingredients at room temperature before mixing.
- In the bowl of a heavy duty mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
- Mix in egg until combined.
- Add flour, chopped pecans, and candied cherries. Combine thoroughly.
- Cover bowl with saran wrap and place in fridge for an hour.
- Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each into rolls and wrap tightly with saran wrap. Return to fridge to chill thoroughly. I usually let them chill for three more hours.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 325° for 12-15 minutes. Cookies should just barely turn brown around the edges.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on cooling rack to cool.
- Store in a freezer bag or cookie tin. Can be frozen.
- Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.
- I usually mix the cookie dough the day before baking. Can be kept in refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for three months.
- Cut even slices for uniform baking.
- This dough is very sticky and must be well chilled before cutting.
- This recipe can be halved.
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Did You Make These Cherry Slices Cookies?
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