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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375'F.
2
Beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, cherry juice and extract. Mix well.
3
Add 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.)
4
Cut cherries in half, press 1/2 cherry gently into the top and brush with beaten egg.
5
Bake in preheated 375' oven for 8-10 minutes. Careful not to over bake them!
6
Beat Glaze ingredients until smooth and swirl over each cookie. So pretty!

About this Recipe

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