Cherry Christmas Cookies
Make dough one day ahead—needs to be refrigerated overnight.
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1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup sliced almonds
½ cup red cherries, whole, drained
½ cup green cherries, whole, drained
Cream butter; add sugar and then vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix well. Add almonds and cherries. Spread dough onto counter and form into a roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven 375°. Slice roll into thin slices with sharp knife and bake on a greased baking sheet for 10 minutes.
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“Now Christmas comes, 'tis fit that we
should feast and sing, and merry be:
Keep open house, let fidlers play.
A fig for cold, sing care away;
And may they who thereat repine,
On brown bread and on small beer dine.”
~from the 1766 Virginia Almanack