The recipe I'm about to share was my maternal Grandma's.
It was the only place I would eat those and I had the great idea to ask for the recipe before she passed away.
They were called Christmas Shortbread, but shortbread don't become golden.....hence the name change.
3 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons beaking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons of softenned butter and shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup mixed red and green candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 teaspoons vanilla
Measure the flour with the baking powder and salt. Cream butter and shortening, gradually add sugar.
Mix well, add eggs, then flour mixture gradually. when all added add vanilla and cherries and almonds.
the dough should be soft but not sticky. Separate the dough and place on waxed paper and roll.
Refrigerate or freeze.
When totally cool place in a metal cookie box lined with waxed paper...They are even better after they have sat it the box for a couple of days...
A great little cookie with a cup of tea, a blast from the past....