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Cherry Delights

Yield 4 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 red cherries, halved

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, syrup, and egg yolks; beat well. Gradually add flour, stirring well.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into lightly beaten egg whites; roll in pecans, coating well.

  3. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Press a cherry half into center of each cookie. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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