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Holiday Melting Moments

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


5 dozen

The name of these cookies says it all— they melt in your mouth. Adding candied cherries to the dough makes them merry.
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quartered red and/or green candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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