1/2 cup of butter or margarine
1/2 cup of sifted powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Cream butter with powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and salt, blending well to make a stiff dough. Form into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make a well in center of each ball with tip of a wooden spoon handle. Chill while making meringue filling.
1 egg white
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans
Candied red cherries, halved
Beat egg white until foamy, add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in pecans and spoon generous amount of mixture into wells in cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top with half a candied cherry after baking. Yield: 2 dozen.