Honestly, these cookies are a pain in the butt to make. But, they are so good that I make them anyway. The dough is very dry like shortbread and sort of hard to form.
Cream 2 cups of soft butter with 3 cups of confectioners sugar.
Add 4 teaspoons of vanilla and 5 cups of flour.
Wrap a spoonful of dough around a maraschino cherry.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. They should just be turning golden on the bottoms.
Dip them in a confectioners sugar glaze and let them set up on cooling racks. I sprinkle a bit of sparkling sugar on them. The cookies are best after a few days.