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Cherry Delites

Cherry Delites

This recipe is one of my mom's Christmas regulars. My sister and I can count on her having at least one or two batches made to take to the office, share with friends who stop by, or just have around for munching.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 24 candied cherries, halved


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and corn syrup.
  2. Add egg yolks and combine.
  3. Mix in flour.
  4. Wrap and chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  5. When chilled, roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Dip into slightly beaten egg whites and roll through chopped nuts.
  7. Press 1/2 candied cherry into the top.
  8. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes
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