Cherry Wafers Recipe

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Maraschino cherries add flavor and chewy texture to these wafer-like cookies. Add these to your Christmas cookie tray for holiday color. Search our site for many more holiday recipes that your family will enjoy.
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  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter - softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
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  • Chop the maraschino cherries and pecans; set aside.
  • Cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together to until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until mixed evenly.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Mix in the cherry juice and lemon juice.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Divide into four portions. Roll each into a 12 inch long log.
  • Wrap each log with wax paper and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • After refrigerating, remove one log at a time, unwrap, and cut into 1/4 inch wide slices.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just start to turn brown.
  • When done, remove from the cookie sheet and place on a rack to cool.
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