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Brilliant Candy Slices (Butter Cookie) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marge Bradberry "Nana"
Added: Sunday, November 19, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. butter
1 c. sifted powdered sugar (cream well)
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. sifted all purpose flour (mix well)
1 c. chopped pecan halves
2 c. candied cherries (1/2 green & 1/2 red)

Directions:
Directions:
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. Slice 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.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
7 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
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 families 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.

 

 

 

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