I bake these cookies every year around Christmas.I baked them today and my husband said that these are the best.We get together with my friend Susie and she bakes 4 kinds of cookies. I do the same and then we split them. So we have 8 different kinds of cookies in one day. When the kids come from school, it is a big surprise for them. Sometimes they help too.
Mix the first 4 ingredients. Add flour and baking powder.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12 by 10 rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares. Overlap two opposite corners of the dough and pinch tightly to seal.
Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.Bake
Drain the maraschino cherries. Cut each cherry in half and put on the halves opposite sides of the pinched center.Bake in 375 F for 10- 13 minutes.
After you bake you can sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar. Enjoy!