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Christmas Martini Treats

This sophisticated dessert is the perfect dish to serve at the end of a savory meal! Served in an elegant martini glass, these desserts are perfect for a semi-formal affair!

Bake these cookies for your friends and family this holiday season!


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons Tanqueray Gin
1 teaspoon Dry Vermouth
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup maraschino red cherries, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup green cherries, coarsely chopped
1 cup pistachios, unsalted, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Butter a baking sheet and then scatter flour over butter until flour heavily coats entire sheet.

Combine margarine, sugar, corn syrup, gin, and dry vermouth in a heavy bottom medium saucepan.

Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly, and cook for five minutes more. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cherries, pistachios, and flour until thoroughly combined.

Spoon by level teaspoon 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes until the cookies are a deep golden brown.

Remove cookies from oven and cool for 2 minutes until slightly firm. Remove from baking sheet with a thin spatula. If cookies tear, cool a minute longer before removing.

Allow to harden at room temperature. Store for three days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Makes 32 cookies.

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