These Pinstripe cookies are always a big hit and they look so pretty on a plate full of Christmas cookies.
Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Line 9x5 loaf pan with wax paper. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy
Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat at low until soft dough forms.
Divide dough into thirds. Press vanilla dough evenly into bottom of lined pan. Add cherries to to second dough and mix. Press cherry dough evenly on top of vanilla dough. Add cocoa powder to remaining dough and press evenly onto cherry dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
Remove dough from pan and slice dough in half. Cut halves into slices and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Back at 350 for 8 to 10 mintues. Cool completely before storing.
Cookies freeze well, so I like to make them early in December and have them handy when I need a Christmas cookie fix!