Cream cheese, softened
Flour, all purpose
Pecans, finely chopped
Cream shortening and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl;
gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat
well. stir in almond extract. .
Sift together flour, soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add
to creamed mixture, beating well. Chill 1 hour. .
Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in pecans. Place 2 inches
apart on ungreased cookie sheets. gently press a cherry half in
center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. remove
to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator
up to 1 week. Yield 6 dozen