In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in almonds. Roll 1 t. dough around each cherry. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar. Makes 5 dozen cookies.