Ribbon Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Line bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with waxed paper, and set aside.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy . Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture; mix well.

Divide dough into thirds. Add cherries to one portion, and spread evenly in prepared pan. Add pecans and melted chocolate to second portion; spread evenly over dough in pan. Add poppy seeds to remaining portion; spread evenly over dough in pan. Cover with waxed paper; chill overnight.

Turn dough out of pan, and remove waxed paper; cut into 1/8 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 6 to 8 dozen.


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