I bought a jar of maraschino cherries in order to make my way through some of Grandma Donna’s recipes that called for them. There are still quite a few – it has made me realize that maraschino cherries were really a “thing” in the 60’s/70’s and they are really not now. It took me a few grocery stores before I could find a jar.
Grandma Donna’s recipe card called these “Non-Roll Cookies.” I renamed them because A) I don’t like identifying things by what they are not and B) I have no idea what a “Roll Cookie” is. I am assuming it has something to do with how cookies might have often been made at the time, rolled then sliced. But I’m not even sure that’s it.
These are a simple cookie, soft and buttery and, of course, finished with a cherry on top.
- 3/4 cup Earth balance
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Maraschino cherries (cut in halves)
Yield: 2 dozen
Preheat oven to 350o.
Cream Earth Balance and brown sugar. Mix in the well beaten egg. In a separate bowl, sift then whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Roll into balls in your palm, then press down on a parchment lined baking sheet with a fork. Place a half cherry on top (dome side up). Bake for 15 minutes or until approaching golden on the edges.