Red & Green Cherry Icebox Cookies

Lulu the baker
by Lulu the baker
30 cookies
40 min

I love shortbread cookies. I mean who doesn't love delicious buttery soft cookies!?

I find shortbread one of the most enjoyable cookies to make due to their versatility. If you simply change up the flavours, having shortbread cookies can be a new experience every time! These red and green cherry icebox cookies are the perfect example of this. They are made with a traditional shortbread recipe, but they are filled with red and green preserved cherries, and chunks of pecans.

These icebox cookies have very few ingredients and are super easy to make! Psst, they also taste wonderful with some coffee or tea!

Red & Green Cherry Icebox Cookies
Recipe details
  • 30  cookies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup mixed red and green preserved cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and smooth. Add in egg and vanilla extract.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a spatula, mix in the butter mixture from Step 1.
Stir in cherries and chopped pecans.
Dump the mixture onto your countertop and gently knead it until the dough comes together.
Divide the dough into half. Shape both halves into logs and cover with plastic wrap. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap around the ends of the logs to seal it.
Refrigerate the logs for at least 2 hours (or for up to 2 days)
Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
Prepare a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Cut the logs into 2 inch cookies and arrange them on the baking tray.
Bake for 10-15 mins until the cookies are golden brown.
Cool completely
  • Mimi Mimi on Jan 20, 2021

    How about almond extract?

  • Jason Jason on Dec 07, 2022

    2 inch cookies? that must be a typo

    • Judy_carr Judy_carr on Dec 08, 2022

      Since the cookies will be sliced from the "log," I assume the 2" is the diameter measurement... And most likely the thickness would be 1/4".