From the kitchen of  Connie Putano.   These pretty
pink cookies have a mild cherry flavor.   Anise is a
strong extract.  For intense flavor, use 2 tsp.  
Otherwise, use 1 tsp.
Cream:
1/2 c spry (Crisco)
1 c sugar
Slowly add:
1/2 c milk
4 oz bottle cherries, chopped, juice too
1 - 2 tsp anise
1/4 tsp red food coloring
2 eggs, beaten
Slowly add:
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 - 4 c flour
Add:
1/2 c chopped walnuts

Grease hands with oil.
Roll dough into small balls.
Bake @ 375, 10-12 minutes.

Frosting:
confectioner sugar
red food color
water, to spreading consistency

Makes 65 small cookies.
"You are the milk to my cookies."
Cherry Cookies
This batch was made without walnuts.  I've also made them
with vanilla instead of anise.                              -Stephanie
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