1/2 cup butter, no substitute

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour

36 maraschino cherries, with stems

1 6-ounce package chocolate chips

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add salt, vanilla and flour. Knead into a ball, shape into a long roll and cut into 36 pieces. Dry cherries on paper towels. With the stems up, form a dough piece around each cherry and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool. Melt chocolate chips and dip cherries. Let cool until chocolate  is firm.