This recipe for Brilliant Candy Slices (Cookie), by Marge Bradberry, is from Cooking While Drinking Wine ,
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1 Cup Butter 1 Cup sifted powdered sugar 1 Unbeaten Egg 1 Tsp Vanilla 2 1/4 C. Sifted All Purpose Flour 1 C. Pecan Halves 2 Cups of Candied Cherries - green and red
Cream butter. Add powdered sugar, creaming well. Blend in unbeaten egg and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add flour; mix well. Stir in pecan halves and candied cherries. Chill dough for an hour or so. Divide dough in thirds. Shape into 10" rolls. Wrap in wax paper, chill at least for three hours. Sice into 1/8" slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 325 for 12-15 min until delicately browned on the edges. I like to eat the cookies the same day they are baked so I freeze the cookie rolls and bake as needed.
This recipe came from a Pillsbury Cookie Book that was in the flour bag. I have been making these cookies every Christmas since the mid sixties. My daughters make them for their famiies too. This is a crispy, buttery cookie and you will not stop at one. Even the folks who do not like candied cherries will like this cookie.