Cherry Cookies

Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@Angela_Derby

It was my great-Aunt Rose that made these tender, cake-like cookies for Italian wedding trays, Christmas, or ME! I added the little drizzle of frosting when I decided to include them in my Christmas cookie tray, and they were wonderful. But, don't wait for Christmas or a wedding...try them anytime!

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Serves:
4-6 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH:

3/4 c
shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 (10 oz.) bottle
cherry juice (reserve cherries)
4
eggs
4 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract (*optional)
4 c
flour (add slowly to rolling consistency)

GLAZE TOPPING:

1 c
confectioners' sugar
1/8 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
hot water

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375'F.
2Beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, cherry juice and extract. Mix well.
3Add baking powder with the first cup of flour. (Add flour in small amounts until the dough is soft, but holds its' shape when you roll them.)
4Cut cherries in half, press 1/2 cherry gently into the top and brush with beaten egg.
5Bake in preheated 375' oven for 8-10 minutes. Careful not to over bake them!
6Beat Glaze ingredients until smooth and swirl over each cookie. So pretty!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American