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Christmas Cherries

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 , separated
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sifted cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Candied cherries 6
Directions

Work the shortening with a spoon until fluffy and creamy; add the sugar gradually while confining to work with a spoon until light.
Add the beaten egg yolk, orange- and lemon rind, vanilla, and lemon juice, and mix well.
Add the flour and mix well; wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours or overnight in refrigerator.
Roll into small balls 1/2" in diameter; roll in the egg white slightly beaten, then in the walnut meats.
Place on greased or oiled cookie sheets and press a small piece of cherry on each.
Bake in a moderate oven of 350°F for 20 min.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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