- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg separated
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cake flour
- 18 candied cherries, halved
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add orange rind, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt; beat thoroughly. Add flour, mixing well. Chill dough 2 hours.
Beat egg white slightly. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls; dip each in egg white, and roll in walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets, and flatten slightly with bottom o f a glass dipped in flour. Place a cherry half in center of each cookie. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: about 3 dozen.