Monday, May 16, 2011

Cherry Pecan Cookies

These cookies are one of my dad's favorite's. My mom typically bakes them for the Christmas holiday but we were going on a little trip so I baked a batch for my in-laws (they were kind enough to dog sit for us) and then gave some to our friend's we were visiting. They are easy to make, moist and very delicious.

Cherry Pecan Cookies
Mix together:
1c. Soft shortening
2c. Brown Sugar (lightly packed)
2 Eggs
1/2c. Buttermilk
Stir in:
3 1/2c. Sifted flour (measure after sifting)
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. salt
(Sift all these ingredients together)
Add:
1 1/2c. Chopped pecans(measure them whole)
2c. Marachino cherries (cut in 1/2)
Chill for at least 1 hr. Drop by rounded tsp. about 2" apart on cookie sheet (I used one cookie sheet with parchment paper and one baking stone. Both worked out nicely)
 Bake at 300 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until when lightly touched with a finger almost no imprint remains. Transfer to cooling rack.


Add a glass of milk and enjoy!
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