Christmas Cherries

Christmas Cherries

Well worth the work…..


1/2 cup Shortening

1/4 cup Sugar

1 Egg separated

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

2 tbsp. Evaporated Milk

1 tsp. Grated Lemon Peel

1 tsp. Grated Orange Peel

1-1/4 cups sifted Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

3/4 cup Chopped Walnuts

Candied Cherries cut in half or fourths


Cream shortening and sugar together.

Combine egg yolk, vanilla, milk and peels.

Add to creamed mixture and beat well.

Add flour and mix thoroughly and chill until ready to bake.

When ready to bake, let dough warm slightly then

Shape into balls. Dip one side in slightly beaten egg white, then in nuts.

Place one quarter or one half cherry on top.

Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.

Remove to counter to cool. Makes 3-4 dozen.


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