Colourful Holiday Shortbread

This will make a terrific addition to your holiday baking. Honest it will. When you go through all the recipes for holiday baking, this is another of the devil’s hands to add more to the hips….if you eat equal amounts of each, it will sit there equally….I’m joking, of course. These are truly yummy.


  • 1/2 lb. or 2 sticks of butter, never margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2/3 cup glace cherries- buy already chopped to save time
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • sanding sugar (buy in colours-red ,green, yellow etc.)

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the yolk and flour. Stir in the fruit and pecans.

Divide the dough into two and roll into logs about 2″ thick. Wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator over night.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and roll in the sanding sugar to coat the outside.

Cut in thin┬áslices and bake for about 10 minutes. The edges will have slightly brown edges. When removing from the cookie sheet, twist them off. This will give a slightly ‘bent’ look. (Don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t work. Mine didn’t this time but they are still super tasty.)

Yummy good …..try it….. have to go to a bake sale now with all my baked goodies and jams.


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