Cherry Nut Christmas Cookies

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Katie Ann

By
@k8ieann

I fell in love with this cookie last Christmas. To me, almond and cherry flavor are as perfect together as peanut butter and chocolate. I hope you agree. =)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 28-30 cookies

Ingredients

  • COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 c
    softened butter
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 jar(s)
    (35-40) stemless maraschino cherries (save the juice)
  • 35-40
    pecan halves
  • SIMPLE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN-JUST USE CHERRY JUICE INSTEAD OF MILK)

  • 1/2 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 1/2 c
    butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    reserved cherry juice

How to Make Cherry Nut Christmas Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. To make the cookies, beat butter, powdered sugar, and egg yolks together until creamy.
  2. Add almond extract and flour.
  3. Measure dough into 1 Tablespoon portions.
  4. Flatten dough into plam of hand. Place 1 pecan half and 1 cherry in middle.
  5. Form dough into a ball to seal them in the middle.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. The cookies will be light in color.
  7. Cool cookies completely on a rack. Frost the cookies with buttercream frosting using reserved cherry juice (instead of milk). It will turn a pretty pink color. Just mix all the buttercream indredients from above with your electric mixer until desired consistency.
  8. Add some pretty decorations to the top and they're done! Recipe makes about 28-30 cookies. Cookies can be made ahead and frozen.
  9. Delicious...I think I might go get one. =)

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About Cherry Nut Christmas Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies



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