Butter-nut balls (m stewart)

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Sticks unsalted butter; at room temperature, (1 cup)
½ cup Sugar
2 Eggs; separated
1 teaspoon Grated lemon rind
2½ cup All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Milk
1 cup Walnuts; fine-chopped
12 Candied cherries; halved (to 15)

MAKES 24 TO 36 COOKIES

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter; add the sugar gradually, beating well.

Add the egg yolks and rind and beat until fluffy. Stir in half the flour.

Add the milk and beat well, then add the remaining flour. Knead slightly to blend.

Source: Christmas Memories with Recipes, Edited by Maron Waxman, 1988 MC_Busted and edited for MC by Brenda Adams<adamsfmle@...> Notes: "Buttery lemon-flecked dough rolled in chopped walnuts and topped with a piece of candied cherry. We make them with red and green decorations."

Recipe by: Martha Kostyra Stewart - family recipe Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #965 by Badams <adamsfmle@...> on Dec 18, 1997

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