Festive Cherrettes

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Recipe by  Lois

“My dad's favorite cookie.”

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Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Blend together shortening, butter, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour and pecans and mix into soft dough. Measure out level tablespoonfuls of dough and roll in palms of hands to form round balls.
  2. Place on greased baking sheets. Press a little indentation in center of each ball with a thimble and put a half of candied cherry on top of each.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for 25 minutes.

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Very easy to make and the dough was wonderful to work with. Not too sweet. I used 1 tbsp of vanilla instead of 2 tbsp. Made about 3 dozen for me. Great, easy recipe! Thanks Lois!



These cookies turned out really good. They are as cute as can be too. Followed recipe exactly except baked for 20 minutes. Will make again.



I have been looking for this recipe for years. I used to make it as a kid. It was in an old cookbook my mom had put out by Crisco I think, dated 1948. But we used maraschino cherry halves. I remember they used to kind of melt in your mouth and the cherry added such a nice chewy touch.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 169 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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