Cut cherries in the shape of poinsettias make these cookies holiday favorites.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Beat in honey.
Add egg yolk, orange peel and orange juice and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.
Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
Separate egg and slightly beat egg white. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in egg white and then in the nuts.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Cut each cherry into 6-8 wedges. Place 4 or 5 wedges atop each ball so that it looks like a flower; press lightly.
Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.