°1 cup unsalted butter – room temperature
°1/2 cup powdered sugar
°1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
°2 cups all-purpose flour
°1/2 tsp salt
°3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries (spread cherries on paper towels to drain well or use dried maraschino cherries)
°2/3 cup chocolate chips
Mix flour and salt.
Cream 1 cup unsalted softened butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, mix with vanilla.
Add the flour and salt mixture and stir until it begins to form larger tufts.
Stirring in chocolate chips & maraschino cherries.
Form the dough in the log and squeeze well or it will crumble when you cut the cookies (the log should be about 2 inches thick) Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325 ºF and line with parchment paper.
Cut the log into 1/4 or 1/3-inch thick slices (if the slices crumble, press them with your hands) and place them on a baking sheet with an inch of space between them.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes (until they begin to brown slightly on top)
Let them cool for 5 minutes on a baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely.