Cherry Cookies are awesome….I mean incredibly awesome. I used fresh cherries and almond extract in an easy sugar cookie dough. The result? Absolutely mouthwatering. Everyone knows that cherries and almonds work spectacularly together. This cookie had everything going for it. Except for pitting and dicing the cherries, the recipe is extremely easy.
I love fresh cherries and they are plentiful in the grocery stores right now. So these are the perfect cookies to make during the summer vacation schedule. However, if you really want to make these for Christmas you can substitute maraschino cherries as long as you rinse, drain and pat them really dry before using.
I purchase fresh cherries almost weekly during the summer once they start appearing in stores. I eat them by the handfuls for snacks during the day or night. But I had so many at one time, I decided to use up a bunch of them in some cookies last month. I was exceptionally pleased with how these turned out. I believe you will be too. 🙂
Cherry Cookies are awesome!
If you have an abundance of fresh cherries on your hands, this is a delicious way to use them up!
If you want to make these cookies for the Christmas holidays, I recommend using maraschino cherries. But be sure to rinse, drain and pat the cherries dry before adding to cookie dough.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. While I used unsalted butter, you can also use salted butter in this recipe.
Soften butter. Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add sugar and almond extract.
Mix again with an electric mixer until smooth.
Pit cherries. Dice and place on towel. Pat cherries dry. This step is important. Otherwise your cookies will turn pink!
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add pitted, diced cherries.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Very gently press cookies in criss-cross fashion with a fork.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until done.
Cherries and almond extract flavor these cookies in an amazing way.
I love the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these Cherry Cookies.
Every bite will have you licking your lips.
Here’s the recipe.
(My own concoction)
If you love cherries, you’ve got to try this delicious sugar cookie.
Cherry Cookies are perfect for the Fourth of July holiday when fresh cherries are plentiful.
Be prepared to salivate over these luscious Cherry Cookies.