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Christmas Cactus Cookies

By Becky Williams


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 2.5 hours

Cook time: 12 minutes

Servings: 5 dozen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup finely chopped red and green candied cherries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup flaked coconut


Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Cream together butter and sugar. Blend in the milk and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cherry, and nuts.

Form into two rolls, 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. Roll in coconut. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Slice into quarter-inch thick cookies, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes or until all edges are golden.

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