Recipe by: Cindy Carnes (website)

“These cookies are very pretty, and tasty. Look great on gift trays during the holidays, with the green and red.”

Classic Cup Christmas Cookies
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Servings
12
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Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add egg, orange extract, and orange zest; mix until smooth. Sift together the flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Then, stir in the dried cherries and chopped pistachios. Roll dough into a 10 inch long log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in plastic or wax paper, and freeze for 2 hours. If dough is too difficult to form a log, refrigerate for 1 hour first.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets.
  3. Cut roll into 1/2 inch slices and place onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Use melted candy coating to drizzle a striped pattern on the cookies when they are completely cool.
Recipe Notes

If you don't like cherries used sweetened dried cranberries.

INGREDIENT TAGS: unsalted butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, orange extract, orange zest, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cherries, pistachio nuts, vanilla flavored confectioners' coating

Recipe Category: Christmas Cookies