Dawn DelPrince

Cherry Delight Cookies

My family's favorite at Christmastime.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (separated)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
Jar of candied cherries (red or green or both), cut in half or quarters.

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, salt and vanilla, and mix well. Add flour about a 1/2 cup at a time. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Dip into egg whites, then chopped walnuts, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten gently, and add a piece of candied cherry to the middle. Push it into the cookie a little. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-23 minutes.