Cherry Cardamom Cookies

Recipe by heather in Ont

These are a very soft delicious cookie. I made 8 dz for a cookie exchange at Christmas last year and they were a hit. These have to be one of the family's favourite. The first batch was gone in no time. The cream cheese adds a nice flavour to this cookie. If you like cherries you can add more by pressing 3 or 4 dried cherries into the tops of cookies before baking.

Top Review by Mustang Sally 54269

These turned out good & they were tasty. For our tastes they were abit too sweet & abit 'cakey' also but buttermilk will normally do that. Liked the combination of cream cheese, cherries & cardamom flavours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Toss chopped cherries and 2 Tbsp flour: set aside.
  3. Beat butter, sugar and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, buttermilk and vanilla.
  5. Beat in 2 1/3 cups flour, the cardamom, baking powder and baking soda on low speed just until flour is moistened.
  6. Stir in cherries (Dough may be streaked with pink).
  7. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 12 to 14 min or until bottoms are light golden.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack;cool.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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