This lovely cookies dotted with red candied cherries are ideal for Christmas. The good thing about these cookies is that you can make the cookie dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator for upto a week and bake it fresh when needed.
My husband really liked them and wanted a batch for his office, so some of my readers who work with him as well can look forward to these soon :)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp.baking powder
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup candied red cherries
- 1/4 tsp. salt
In a big bowl beat butter and sugar till they are light and fluffy. It takes almost 3 – 4 minutes with a electric hand mixer. Add egg and vanilla extract to it and beat well until incorporated.
In another bowl mix all dry ingredients and sift them. Gradually add this dry mixture to the butter until a dough forms. At the end add the cherries and stir in until distributed evenly in the dough.
Divide the dough into three equal portions and shape each of them into logs and wrap in wax paper. Tap each of the wrapped log on the counter to create a square log. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
Heat oven to 350F. Take the logs 15 minutes before you bake them and slice with a sharp knife.Bake for 14 – 15 minutes, and your icebox cookies are ready..