Total Time
1hr 32mins
Prep 1 hr 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

What makes these cookies different is rolling them in crushed rice cereal. Prep time includes time for dough to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together margarine, cream cheese, sugar and almond extract till light.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients and add to margarine mixture.
  3. Chill 1-2 hours.
  4. Shape into balls.
  5. Roll in cereal and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Top each with a cherry.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Cool on racks.


Most Helpful

I have made these cookies for years. Instead of the "crispy" outside, I roll them in colored sugar and top them with an M&M.

jwoman490 December 18, 2013

These look & taste lovely! Very, tender rich cookie with a nice, crunchy crust. The only problem is that the crunchy coating got soggy & chewy overnight in an airtight container.

Debbb March 24, 2010

I didn't have any rice krispies, so I rolled them in crushed up corn flakes instead. It worked fine, with a nice crusty outside. I doubled the batch to make sure I had enough (and I used a whole 8 oz brick of cream cheese)...the double batch made 53 cookies...i guess i made them big...? They are delicious like little cherry cheese cake cookies. I quartered my maraschino cherries and added them on top for colour (instead of a whole cherry). I would make these again!

Aunty Peach April 07, 2008

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