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"I have been making these cookies at Christmas for 30+ years,and they always turn out great.They are melt in your mouth delicious.They freeze well, but if your like me you'll eat them right out of the freezer"
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30 m 60 servings yields 5 dozen
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



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  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Cream the butter, add all the rest and beat until fluffy. It does come together just takes a moment.
  3. Drop from teaspoon on greased cookie sheet, or parchment paper.
  4. Press a bit of red or green cherry on top.
  5. Bake in 325 oven for 25 minutes,or until
  6. lightly brown.If your using cherries drain them on a paper or tea towel so they are not so wet.
  7. *SEE NOTES*
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