What is it now? Like, only 7 more sleeps until Christmas? I think I’m done all my shopping and I know the baking is all done. So, all that’s left is getting the food ready for Christmas dinner. Luckily my husband enjoys cooking and he helps out a lot in that department. The kids are getting super-pumped which makes the anticipation so much more exciting!
For these cookies, I had to bake with something I thought I would never use – maraschino cherries. All those fake-tasting cherries drenched in syrupy red juice, no thanks! But, for some strange reason this year I wanted to bake with them. I even put some on my shortbread cookies, which I never do! My oldest son, Isaac, has always loved these cherries and every time we go somewhere that puts them on ice cream he always asks for extra, and he always gets mine. When I saw these cookies, however, I just knew that they were going to taste good, especially with pecans in them. I also think the name sorta sucked me in too. Instead of just calling them cookies, the author had to go ahead and call them ‘chews’. That gives me the impression that they’re all chewy and moist – the kind where you can’t just have one. Oh, darn!
I hope you enjoy them just as much as we did!
Recipe from Louanne’s Kitchen