Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Mustang Sally 54269 December 05, 2009

I did not care for these. The recipe is well written, it was just a matter of texture for me. They were just a bit to "cakey" for me. Too soft.

nott December 08, 2008

Love this recipe! I upped the intensity of the cherry/cardamom flavors by using 10oz of cherries and 2 teaspoons cardamom and have added this recipe to holiday/bake sale rotation.

Strawberry Bookworm June 10, 2006

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