Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs, mixing well.
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Add extracts to milk. Alternately add milk then flour to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold cherries into batter. (Save a few of the cherries for the last bit of batter, there never seem to be any left.)
Yield: 20 muffins
Spoon into paper lined muffin cups and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. If you like sprinkle a little raw sugar on top prior to baking.