Special equipment: cookie press
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, using either an electric mixer or by hand, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and then mix in the flour in 3 additions. Fill cookie press with dough and press out cookies into desired shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place a sliced candied cherry in the center of each cookie. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove immediately to cooling racks.
A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.