1 cbutter, softened
3 ozcream cheese, softened
1 tspalmond extract
2 1/2 cap flour
1 cblanched almonds, finely chopped
30red candied cherries, cut in half
How to Make Cherry Crowns
- Cream butter and cream cheese at medium speed. Gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg yolk and almond extract. Mix well. Gradually stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Shape dough into one inch balls; dip top of ball in beaten egg white and then into the almonds. Place about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (Grease sheet if you do not have parchment.)
Press a half cherry into the top of each ball.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.