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Cherry Butter Cookies



  • 1 cup butter, softened (must be butter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Halved maraschino cherries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter in large bowl. Gradually beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract. Gradually blend in flour.
  3. Chill dough for 1/2 hour for ease in handling.
  4. Roll small spoonsful of dough into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Place 1/2 cherry, cut side down, in middle of each cookie.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until bottoms are golden.
  6. Remove from oven, and place on racks to cool.

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