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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Semisweet chocolate square 2 Ounce, melted and cooled
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red candied cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating at low speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beating well; stain almond extract Stir in melted chocolate, mixing well.
Combine flour and cream of tartar; add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
Stir in cherries and pecans.
Shape dough into two 10 x 2 inch blocks or rolls.
Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze several hours or overnight.
Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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