Cherry Delights

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Candied cheery halves

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add syrup, egg yolks, and flour; mix well. Chill.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; dip each in lightly beaten egg whites, and roll in pecans. Gently press a cherry half, cut side down, into center of each. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

Yield: 4 dozen.


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