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Holiday Cookie Slices

Here's a fun refrigerator cookie you may enjoy baking during the holidays. They are fantastic with a cup of hot tea!

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped candied red and green cherries
1/3 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture a little at a time until combined. Fold in cherries and almonds. Pat mixture into a foil or waxed-lined 8x4x2 loaf pan. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Uncover. Invert loaf pan onto a cutting board. Remove lining. Cut dough into slightly less than 1/4 inch thick slices. Cut each slice in half diagonally to form two triangles. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes approximately 72 cookies.
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