Italian butter cookies, Prep Time: NA, Cooking Time: NA, Serves: NA, Directions: Preheat oven to 350. have ready a large baking sheet. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg. Slowly mix in flour and salt. Use star tip fitted on a piping bag to make a swirl and then press a cherry into the center. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on rack.