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Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Butter Jewels
These cookies are all dressed up with a cherry on top!
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Serves: 36
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 Minutes
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1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
1 cup flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
candied cherries, red and green; halved




Cream butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add sugar and continue beating until blended. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, lemon juice and peels. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture; blend well. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip balls in egg white, then in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on buttered cookie sheets. Press a candied cherry half onto top of each cookie. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.






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