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Festive Refrigerator Cookies

Here is another refrigerator cookie to add to your collection.
I make these at Christmas and if you cut the cherries into a little larger pieces, these cookie slices will add some colour to your Christmas cookie tray.
The nuts you use will change up the flavour. I'm not sure which I like better, using the almonds or using the pecans.  They are both great!

  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or almonds 
  • 1/2 cup each, red glace cherries and green glace cherries, quartered
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla, salt and flour, mixing well.
  3. Add nuts and cherries and knead dough to distribute them evenly.
  4. Form into 2 rolls and wrap each tightly in waxed paper.
  5. Chill rolls overnight
  6. Slice and bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes.  Do not over brown them.


  1. Cookies look pretty! How many cookies will this recipe make?

  2. The cookies look so pretty. Do you toast your almonds or pecans first?

    1. No I didn't, but that's a great idea! It would certainly add another layer of flavour.


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