Recipe by Olive*
This is not a real sweet cookie. It is more like a shortbread cookie. This is a nice “tea cookie” for brunch or the holidays…..or anytime in my opinion! It tastes excellent with a cup of coffee or hot tea. You could also add a 1/2 cup of almond chips or ground almonds to this recipe, if you like.
Top Review by Barb in WNY
These cookies are alright. They are not very sweet and we prefer sweet cookies. I used margarine, it called for butter. I feel it would have made a big difference. This was made for Pac spring '09.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons almond extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3⁄4-1 cup dried cherries, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter & sugar. Beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract. Blend in the flour and mix well. Stir in cherries. Roll dough into small balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly with your fingers. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on wire racks.