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Basic icebox dough gets a festive makeover when dotted with dried fruit and pecans.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2000
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Once formed into logs and wrapped well in plastic, the dough can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Before slicing, leave the dough at room temperature until it just begins to soften. For a festive variation, roll the edges in colored sanding sugar before baking.

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  • MsD37
    7 DEC, 2017
    I love this recipe. They have become a Christmas family favorite, and requested by my co-workers. You can also substitute pistachios for the pecans. And, to answer Seirragrace, you can find sanding sugar at a cake decorating store. It is a larger grain sugar, and some markets carry it as well.
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  • sierragrace05h
    19 DEC, 2016
    These were so delicious I loved them so did my family! Now I have to remake them because everyone ate them lol. Please make more recipes like this one. I still don't understand why do we put them in the fridge? Anyways these were great. I give this a 5 star rating and this is my favorite recipe. I have one more question were can I find colored sanding sugar? I live in redding next to holiday market can you tell me if they have some? Thank you these were great. -Sierra J
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  • sierragrace05h
    19 DEC, 2016
    does she ever respond back or no.
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  • sierragrace05h
    19 DEC, 2016
    I was wondering if you could cut these cookies into Christmas trees but still have them 1/4 inch thick. Thanks :)
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  • KellysSemick
    15 DEC, 2013
    This is my go to Christmas cookie recipe! I do make a few minor changes though-I add fresh orange zest to the dough, and I dip half the cookie in melted white chocolate after it has cooled. Tried the red sugar and thought it gave a lovely, sophisticated cookie a cheap look.
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  • MS10859195
    29 DEC, 2012
    These cookies are the best! I didn't have any problem with sticky dough. I did leave them in the freezer overnight, and they sliced easily. They are delicate, delicious and they are going to the top of my favorite cookie list!
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  • MARAKI
    21 DEC, 2011
    Made these yesterday, dough was very very sticky even though it was refrigorated, taste was fine!
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  • MARAKI
    21 DEC, 2011
    Made these yesterday, dough was very very sticky even though it was refrigorated, taste was fine!
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  • TiffanyEst85
    12 DEC, 2011
    Loved these! I used red sanding sugar as suggested and they looked so pretty and festive :) I liked the crunchy texture paired with the chewy goodness of the cranberries. Will definitely use again :)
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  • anseo
    8 DEC, 2011
    I made these for xmas 2010 as gifts and they were a huge hit, will definitely be making them again this year. Yummy!
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