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“An old-fashioned treat that first gained popularity in the 1940s, I believe. Prep time includes overnight chilling time.”
READY IN:
24hrs 8mins
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In bowl, cream butter with sugar until light; then add vanilla and egg, mixing well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir this mixture into the butter mixture.
  3. Stir in cherries and nuts.
  4. Shape into a 2-inch diameter roll; wrap with plastic wrap or wax paper and chill thoroughly, overnight if you wish.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  6. Cut chilled cookie dough into 1/4-inch slices and place on a lightly-greased cookie sheet, leaving a little bit of room between each cookie.
  7. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until almost firm.
  8. Remove to a rack to cool.

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