Cherry Nut Slice & Bake Cookies

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 . .

And baking to have fresh, warm cookies with no mess and no effort?

Here’s the recipe for these.

Cherry Nut Slice & Bake Cookies
1 cup butter, at room temp
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
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.


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    Becky I. says

    Thanks Judy! I have extra red cherries left from making my fruit cakes. Now they won’t have to sit in the pantry until next year.

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    crystal karley says

    Hi Judy

    I like your idea of freezing the cookie dough. But every time I have tried it I get freezer burn on the dough. How do you wrap your dough so that doesn’t happen?

    Thanks, Crystal

    P.S. I love your blog

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      Crystal, I wrap the logs really good in Saran wrap and then I stick those into Ziploc freezer bags. On the freezer bags, I write the type cookie and the baking instructions. Also, I think freezers that are manual defrost type are better for avoiding freezer burn so my big freezer is a manual defrost type. If all you have is frostfree, you might want to wrap the dough in Saran wrap, then put it in a Ziploc freezer bag and maybe put all that in second Ziploc bag. BTW, those Ziploc bags are re-usable because food isn’t touching the bags . . so you’re not being wasteful to use two bags!

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    Kim Webb says

    Those look really good. I think I will make up a batch or two also to put in freezer. I made chocalate chip cookies over the weekend and did an extra batch for the freezer. It’s nice to know they are there.

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    Linda P in IL says

    I’m shocked!! Those are my Mom’s cookies, LOL… our family we have been making those cookies for the last 50+ years…we call them “Mom’s Cookies”. Our recipe is a little different but looks the same…they are on my list to make today!
    I like making refrigerator cookies and find lots of cookie recipes adapt to rolls. Today I’m also making french wafer cookies on a hand held gauffrette iron…takes lots of time but they are sooo good.
    Happy Cookie day everyone.

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    Ray says

    I haven’t made refrigerator cookies in years, but these look delish!!! What is the approx. diameter of your rolls? Yeah, I know, dumb question. 🙂