Fruit and Nut Shortbread

A colorful addition to your Christmas baking and perfect for cookie exchanges

Fruit and Nut Shortbread
A delicious Fruit and Nut Shortbread
  1. A colorful addition to your Christmas baking.
  2. 1⁄2 lb butter 250 g
  3. 1 cup brown sugar 250 mL
  4. 1 egg yolk 1
  5. 2 cups flour 500 mL
  6. 2⁄3 cup glacé cherries, halved 150 mL
  7. 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped 125 mL
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add yolk and flour. Cut in fruit and nuts. Shape dough into two rolls 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter and roll in waxed paper. Chill overnight. While still cold and waxed paper still on, take a sharp knife and cut thin slices (1⁄8 inch/3 mm). Set on greased cookie sheets, remove waxed paper and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 10 minutes. (Slightly brown edges). Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
  1. Note: Twist cookies off sheet.
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