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Ribbon Cookies

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Delicious butter cookies are divided to make two flavors, made to look like ribbons, for the holidays.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied cherries, red or green
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted


In a large mixing bowl with electric hand-held mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat thoroughly. Add flour combined with salt and baking powder; mix well.

Divide dough into three parts. Add chopped cherries to one part, chopped 1/4 cup of chopped pecans and and melted chocolate to another, and add remaining 1/4 cup of chopped pecans to the third portion or leave plain. Line a small loaf pan with waxed paper; pack chocolate pecan dough into the bottom. Over chocolate pecan dough, pack cherry dough, then the plain or pecan mixture. Cover pan with waxed paper and place in refrigerator to chill thoroughly. When well chilled and hardened, turn out of pan and slice thinly. Place ribbon cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400° for about 10 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
Makes about 6 dozen ribbon cookies.

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 5 out of 5
Ribbon Cookies, Member Needlepoint142

My family makes these cookies at Christmas, but in my family we use milk chocolate. I will be making these year round because I bought a lot of candied cherries.

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