Perfect for Christmas!  These cookies are so quick and easy and are always a huge hit in my family.  Be sure and prepare the dough a day ahead of baking.


1 cup soft butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

½ tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. salt

2 cups flour

1 cup slivered almonds

½ cup red glace cherries – chopped

½ cup green glace cherries – chopped


Mix butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla, salt and mix until combined.  Add flour.

Stir in almonds and cherries.

Roll dough into logs, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

Unroll logs and slice into ¼ inch thick rounds.  Place rounds on baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


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