1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
24 maraschino cherries (drained with the juice reserved)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice :)
Additional confectioner's sugar
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (The texture of the butter with the powdered sugar starts off really strange at first, but then gets better) Add milk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Divide dough into 24 portions; shape each portion around a cherry, forming a ball. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For glaze, combine the sugar, melted butter and cherry juice until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with confectioner's sugar.
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