You know how I love having cookie dough in the freezer. Every now and then I’ll spend several hours making cookie dough and will end up with 8 or 10 batches of cookie dough . . all different kinds . . in the freezer.
What could be easier than grabbing a log of dough out of the freezer, letting it thaw, slicing it . .
Here’s the recipe for these.
Cherry Nut Slice & Bake Cookies
1 cup butter, at room temp
1-1/2 cups sugar
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup chopped candied red cherries (you could use green to make it more Christmas looking)
1 tsp. almond extract
In large mixer bowl, mix butter and sugar til creamy. Add egg and mix well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Add pecans, candied cherries and almond extract.
Shape into logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, slice into 1/4″ slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350º for 8 – 10 minutes or until edges are lightlyl browned.