Sugar Cherry Jewel Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional sugar
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the corn syrup, egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll each ball in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Press a cherry half in the center.
  3. Bake at 325° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
  4. Christmas treats
                                                                                                    

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