Enhance your holiday sweets package with this delicate cinnamon-sugar butter cookie. The red and green candied cherries look festive and add an addictive sweet chewiness to this super easy slice and bake sugar cookie. A fabulous addition to your homemade holiday gift boxes or gathering this season.
My kitchen remodel is complete!
What I really mean to say is that it is almost complete. We are just about there.
Ken has taken on at least 1 large project before we can truly call it finished. He is a perfectionist and let’s just say that our contractors were less than perfect. The entire job was very very stressful, so much so, that he had to leave the house for a few days so that he could concentrate on things besides our kitchen remodel.
We had quite a few bumps and a couple hurdles before the finish line came within sight but after lots of consideration there was one item that he could not leave up to the contractors to complete to his satisfaction.
He lost sleep worrying that the cabinet hardware would be misaligned and was adamant that if that happened we would have to move. Rather than risk that possibility, he decided to purchase the materials to do the job himself.
I’m trying not to be pushy but I hope it gets done soon because my fingers and fingernails are taking a beating every time I try to open a drawer or cabinet.
In the interim, he has provided a “quick fix” for the drawers we use most often but….
the bags of chips are suffering in the meantime.
Even without the cabinet handles I am thrilled to be back in the kitchen in time for Christmas. It has taken me awhile to get used to the new locations for my pots, baking supplies and dishes but I love the larger counters, bigger sink and all the additional space.
Through all the chaos of the remodel and other updates that have turned the house upside down, I had to put the Truffle biz launch plans on hold and my blog posting capabilities were severely handicapped. I am not complaining simply taking a step back and focusing on how grateful I am with life.
Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Now, I have finally gotten my holiday baking underway and begin with last year’s favorite. The cookie that sent me to urgent care with a broken wrist. Yes! It’s a true story.
This time last year, I was finishing up the last batch of cookies to share at Janet’s Annual Cookie Exchange and something in my wrist just popped. Thankfully all my cookies were done.
I wasn’t immediately concerned with the weird feeling because I was only baking.
Over the next hour my entire arm started to tighten up and became so painful that I was near tears and beginning to laugh in that maniacal sort of way.
I was only baking for Pete’s sake!
We decided not to wait to see if the situation would improve during the night and went to urgent care right then. X-rays were taken and it seemed I had a small fracture in my wrist. I was given a sling to stabilize the wrist and sent home with explicit instructions to stop baking.
The story is absurd but that is why these Holiday Confetti Cookies hold a sweet place in my heart. Caution: The cookies are crazy good but may be dangerous.
This year I am having difficulty finding the candied cherries. I know you can buy them online but I had 2 coupons! I stubbornly drove round and round looking for the cherries so I could use my coupons. I was able to buy loads of cherries last year and suffered for it.
What is going on this year? Is there a cherry shortage? Are folks suddenly rejecting candied fruit? Will there be no more fruit cakes?
At last my efforts were successful and I was able to buy enough red and green cherries so that I can unload dozens of cookies at this year’s Cookie Exchange. Just between you and me, I did not RSVP in case the unthinkable happens.
The inclusion of the candied and brightly colored fruit in this recipe may be a turn off for some. Granted the fruit offers no nutritional value and the presence of food dye may not appeal to you either, but if you are willing to take a chance, these festive holiday cookies do not disappoint.
My advice is to make plenty of extras to keep on hand throughout the Holidays. Take them to every gathering and watch how fast they disappear.
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Holiday Confetti Cookies
- December 11, 2022
- 6 doz
- 2 hr 30 min
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- 1 c butter, softened
- 1 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 2 c flour
- 1/2 t soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 1/2 c candied cherries ( 1/2 green + 1/2 red)
- Step 1
- Coat cherries w/ 1 -2 tablespoons of flour and set aside
- Step 2
- Cream together butter and sugar and stir together til smooth and fluffy
- Step 3
- Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine well
- Step 4
- Sift flour and other dry ingredients into a separate bowl
- Step 5
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients in 2 steps to make the dough
- Step 6
- Use a large stiff spatula to fold in the cherries thoroughly
- Step 7
- Tear 2 large sheets of wax paper and scoop half the dough onto each sheet. Use gloves or the edge of the wax paper to shape the dough into approximately 8 inch rolls or desired size and thickness
- Step 8
- Refrigerate dough 1 hour
- Step 9
- Preheat oven to 350
- Step 10
- Remove 1 roll from fridge then use a cutting board and sharp knife to cut the dough into 1/4inch thick slices and bake on parchment lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes