Granny's Christmas Cookies

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 pound butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 egg yolks
4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) package candied cherries, cut in half


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating until blended.

Add flour to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed just until blended. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, beating just until blended.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. Press a candied cherry half in center of each cookie.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies to wire racks, and let cool.