1/2 cup Butter, softened 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar 2 Tablespoons Milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 1/2 cups Flour 1/8 teaspoon Salt 24 Maraschino Cherries
GLAZE: 1 cup Powdered Sugar 1 Tablespoon Butter, melted 2 Tablespoons Maraschino Cherry Juice Additional Powdered Sugar
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Combine the 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 non-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. For glaze, combine the sugar, butter and cherry juice until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with powdered sugar. Alternately, let the glaze set up and ice the cookies. Yummy either way!