Christmas Cherry Cookies
Red and green candied cherries are pressed into the centers of these festive butter cookies.
3/4 cup butter, softened.
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
48 red and green candied cherry halves
- Place the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Cream until fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time until each is incorporated. Add in the vanilla extract. Mix. Add in all the other ingredients except the Candied Cherries.
- Place rounded teaspoonfuls of the cookie batter on a greased cookie sheet. Press a cherry half into the center of the dough with the round part of the cherry facing up.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Makes 48 cookies.