Slice and Bake Chocolate Cherry Butter Cookies
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 square unsweetened chocolate -- (1 oz) melted
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Cream butter; add sugar a small amount at a time and cream well after each
addition. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Blend in dry ingredients.
Divide dough into two equal portions. To one half of dough mix in
cherries; to the second half add pecans and chocolate. Chill dough until each
portion can be shaped into 2 rolls, 12 inches long. Wrap in waxed paper. Chill
Cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375, 10 minutes or until lightly
Makes 8 dozen