Granny's Christmas Cookies

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add flour to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed just until blended. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, beating just until blended.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. Press a candied cherry half in center of each cookie.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies to wire racks, and let cool.
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