These may be frosted with an icing made from 2 cups powdered sugar, a slightly beaten egg white and 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or water. You can use candied cherries in these cookies instead of the maraschinos, if you prefer.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square pan.
Mix 1 cup flour, white sugar and butter by hand. Pat into pan. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
With a whisk, beat 2 eggs. Whisk in brown sugar, then add 1/4 cup flour and baking powder. Stir in nuts and cherries. Pour over baked crust.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes more.