These are those little white cookies that we used to put the pieces of red and green candied cherries in the top of. Mom’s name for them is “Pecan Drops”. I have no idea where you find green candied cherries. Mom thinks she used to get them from a fruitcake mix. I recall them coming in a clear plastic container with a white lid but I have no idea where that came from. #youareafruitcake
Blend together butter, salt, sugar and vanilla. Add flour and pecans, mix well. Chill.
Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape into small balls; place on baking sheet. Press center in with fingertip to form small hole. Insert piece of cherry in each. Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen.