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Cherry Nut Shortbreads

Submitted by Inez Bailey, Charlottetown

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
Sifted icing sugar

Thoroughly cream the margarine and sugar; blend in vanilla.

Add flour and salt, sifted together; mix well. Fold in nuts and cherries. Chill dough 1 hour. Shape dough into 1­inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 F 18­20 minutes. While still warm, sift icing sugar over top of the cookies. Cool thoroughly. Makes 4 dozen.

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