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Christmas time is here!! Everybody is getting ready to welcome the month of December which has so many gifts, fun, and delicious desserts for us. That is why you have no time to waste thinking about where to get those beautifully-decorated Christmas cakes, treats, and cookies recipes that you will bake to celebrate this festive occasion with your family.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries-chopped (spread cherries on the paper towel to drain well or you can use candied maraschino cherries)
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Beat butter with a mixer with powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy cream.
  • Combine the flour with salt, sift into the butter mixture and knead the dough.
  • Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips, mix.
  • Put the dough on a cling film, form a log, press with your hands, and put in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Cut the dough into round cookies, put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 325 F for about 15 minutes.
  • Cool the cookies completely, then remove them from the baking sheet and serve.


  • If the butter does not have time to melt, chop it into pieces and melt a little in the microwave.

  • It is better to use small chocolate drops or chocolate chips. So it will be more convenient to cut the dough log into cookies.

  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Cut and spread on parchment immediately after taking it out of the refrigerator.

  • If the dough crumbles and breaks down after cutting, hold the cookies with your fingers.
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