1 cup Butter, softened
½ cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 cups All Purpose Flour
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Finely Chopped Pecans
12 Maraschino Cherries, halved
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Separate eggs, reserving egg whites in a separate bowl.
Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolk
Add vanilla, flour and salt and combine well.
Shape dough into 24 balls. Dip balls in beaten egg white then roll in pecan pieces.
Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for about 5 minutes.
Remove sheets from oven and using thumb, make an indent in the top of each cookie. Add a cherry half, cut side down. Return to oven and bake an additional 6-8 minutes.