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(Recipe can be cut in half)
3 cups flour
½ t baking powder
½ t baking soda
¼ t salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 jars, 16 oz. each, of cherries with
stems. About 65 cherries.
Small bowl with powder sugar for dipping
Place flour, baking powder, baking soda
and salt in bowl. Stir with fork until
Cut in the soft butter with 2 forks
continuing to cut until the mixture
looks like coarse corn meal.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and combine
with granulated sugar.
Add the egg and sugar mix to the rest
of the ingredients. Stir until
Grab small bits of dough with fingers
and wrap around each cherry leaving
stem sticking out. Press bottoms of
the dough wrapped cherries down
slightly on a greased baking sheet.
Approximately 1-2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 for 10 min. Cookies will
be white. If they start to brown
reduce cooking time. Let cookies cool
on sheet a bit and then move to cooling
rack. Then dip in the powdered sugar
so the entire cookie is covered but not
the stem. Make more. Cooking may vary
depending on oven. 5 to 6 dozen.