Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
These crisp layered refrigerator cookies are first formed in a pan and then ready to just slice and bake.
Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange juice, rum flavoring and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.
Remove half of dough from bowl. Add cherries and food color to remaining dough in bowl. Beat at low speed until just mixed. Divide each dough in half again.
Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Press half of cherry dough evenly onto bottom of pan. Top with half of white dough. Repeat with remaining cherry and white dough, pressing each layer firmly and evenly. Cover with waxed paper or plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
Heat oven to 375°F. Invert pan to remove dough. Peel off waxed paper. Place layered dough onto cutting surface. Cut loaf crosswise into 1/8-inch slices using sharp knife. Cut each slice in half crosswise. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with coarse grain sugar.
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
Chocolate Cherry Ribbons: Melt 1/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips over low heat; cool. Mix into white dough. Continue as directed.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I loved this recipe. It was simple to make and was unique to keep guessing. I get tired of the same old ones and this is a great variety
I was really excited to make this recipe, but it was kind of putzy and the flavor didn't deliver any excitement.
I love these cookies; I suppose they are one of two Land o Lakes cookie recipes at the top of my list. The delicate shortbread taste combined with the taste of dried cherries means I do not bring many of these home.
dough smelled incredible but the cookies did not have the same flavor.
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