Heat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat butter, sugar in second bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Add cherries and nuts. Gather dough in a ball; divide in 2 halves.Advertisement
With floured hands, roll dough into two 12-inch logs. Place on a large ungreased baking sheet. Flatten logs slightly so each is 2 to 3 inches wide.
Bake at 375°F for 23 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.
Lower oven temperature to 325°F. Cut loaves into 3/4-inch-thick slices (about 16 per log). Place, cut-side down, on sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Turn over; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool on rack. Dip one end in melted chocolate; let dry on parchment or waxed paper.