Holiday Ribbon Cookies

Layers of cherry, chocolate and poppy seed offer a buttery cookie taste delight.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 78

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
2
tablespoons finely chopped drained maraschino cherries
2
tablespoons poppy seed

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in flour and salt until dough forms.
  • 2 Divide dough into 3 parts. Into 1 part of dough, mix chocolate and walnuts. Mix cherries into another part of dough. Into remaining part of dough, mix poppy seed.
  • 3 Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving 1 inch of plastic wrap overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Spread poppy seed dough evenly in bottom of pan. Spread chocolate-walnut dough over poppy seed dough. Spread cherry dough over chocolate-walnut dough. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Using plastic wrap, lift dough from pan. Cut dough lengthwise in half. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 1 inch apart.
  • 5 Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before baking, or dough can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 9 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.