Try one of our shaped icebox-cookie variations: Apricot-Pistachio Triangles Almond and Candied Orange Zest Bars White Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Cherry Triangles Papaya, Macadamia, and Coconut Triangles Cranberry-Orange Coins Chocolate, Walnut, and Cranberry Coins Candied-Fruit Squares Almond and Ginger Bars
- Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough
- 3/4 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds
- 3/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup sanding sugar (for rolling)
Once the flour is incorporated according to dough recipe, beat in the almonds and dried cherries. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Shape each into a 10-inch log. Coat each in sanding sugar, if using. Wrap in parchment. Refrigerate until very firm, about 2 hours.
Slice dough crosswise slightly thicker than 1/8 inch. Reshape if needed. Bake at 350 degrees on parchment-lined baking sheets until firm, 12 to 14 minutes.