2 pk Dry yeast
1/2 c Warm water
(105 degrees to 115 degrees 1 c Boiling water
3/4 c Instant potato flakes
1 ts Salt
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Instant nonfat dry milk powd
1/2 c Butter or margarine, softene
3 Eggs
5 c All-purpose flour, about
1/4 c Butter or margarine,
Softened and divided 2/3 c Sugar
1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds, divided 2 cups sifted
powdered sugar 3 tablespoons milk Candied cherries (optional) Toasted slivered almonds (optional) Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Combine boiling water, potato flakes, and salt in a large mixing bowl; beat well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add 1/2 cup sugar, dry milk powder, and 1/2 cup butter; beat well. Add eggs and yeast mixture, beating well. Gradually beat in 3 cups flour; add remaining flour,more