~ Cherry Dream Meltaways ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I tweaked a recipe a friend gave me years ago and added cherries, almond flavoring and an almond glaze and they turned out so much better than the original! My family went crazy over them. To make things even better, they are a cinch to make.

The batter is so soft and easy to work with and the final results just melt in your mouth.

These delicious cookies would be great to add to your cookie trays for the holidays.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

2 - 2 1/2 dozen

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
softened, butter
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/4 tsp
salt
2 c
flour
cherry
preserves - about 1 cup

GLAZE

1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1 Tbsp
milk or to desired thickness - you don't want it too runny

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Lightly grease a sheet pan.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the extracts.

Mix the salt and flour and add to the butter mixture a little at a time until all is beaten in.
2
In a bowl, spoon out preserves and I chop the cherries up with a spoon, just so they aren't left whole.
3
Roll in the palm of your hand about 1 inch round balls and place on prepared pan about 1 inch apart. Use your thumb and indent the dough, not clear through, just enough that you can fill each cookie with 1/2 - 3/4 tsp of preserves.
4
Bake just until they begin to brown on the bottom, yet are nice and white on the sides and top - about 15 minutes.
5
Remove cookies to cooling rack and make the glaze while they cool.
6
Whisk together the sugar, almond extract and milk. Take a small baggie and roll down the top, spoon in the glaze and cut a small hole on the one corner. Pipe glaze over each cookie in a swirled motion.
7
Dig in, they are delicious!
8
Original recipe for which I tweaked. I loved my changes. :)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy