1 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 oz (1 square) unsweetened chocolate melted
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp finely chopped maraschino cherries
Mix butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt.
Divide dough into 3 parts. Leave 1 part plain; mix chocolate and nuts into 1 part and cherries into remaining part. Line loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, with aluminum foil. Spread plain dough in bottom of pan. Top with a layer each of chocolate and cherry dough. Chill at least 2 hours.
Remove dough with foil from pan. Dough can be baked immediately or wrapped and refrigerated.
About 20 minutes before serving, heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices, cut each slice in half crosswise. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheet. Makes about 6 1/2 doz. cookies.