Almond Cherry Cookies

Almond Cherry Cookies – This almond cherry cookies recipe has been a Christmas tradition in my family ever since I can remember.  My mom made these every year at Christmas time and I have to say they are to this day one of my favorite almond cookies ever!




1 cup butter

1½ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 egg, well beaten

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp almond extract

2½ cups flour

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cream of tarter

Maraschino Cherries



Cream together butter and sugar

Add egg and extracts and beat well

Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Cover and chill for 1 hour

Form small balls and place on a cookie sheet.

Cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, depending big you roll the balls. Smaller ones might only take about 8 minutes)

While the cookies are cooking, take your maraschino cherries, dry them off with a paper towel, and cut them in half.

After cookies come out of oven, put on rack to cool and place a cherry in the middle of the cookie.



Another option for these cookies that my mom would do was to roll the cookie into powdered sugar, and instead of putting a cherry on, she would but a blanched almond slice on top before cooking.