Formed Cookies Festive Cherryettes

Posted by: Cheesehead 11-07-99 5:56 AM

Festive Cherryettes

3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla, (Yes Tablespoons)
2 cups flour
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
20 candied cherries


Blend together shortening, butter, salt, sugar and vanilla.

Add flour and pecans and mix into a soft dough. Chill.

Preheat oven to 325 F and grease cookie sheets.

Measure out level tablespoonfuls of dough and roll between palms of hands to form round balls.

Place on greased cookie sheets. Press a little indentation in center in each cookie with a thimble and put half of cherry on top.

Bake in preheated 325 oven for 25 minutes.

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