Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Millie my neighbor used to make these for us all the time. I loved the rich buttery taste and the cherry and almond flavor. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and mix well.
  3. Stir in flour and almond extract.
  4. Chill dough 1-2 hours.
  5. Make balls the size of small walnuts.
  6. Flatten balls on cookie sheet with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
  7. Press a ½ of a cherry onto each cookie.
  8. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes until edges are light brown.
  9. Do not over bake.
  10. You can sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.


Most Helpful

Very good. Next time I'll double the almond extract because we couldn't really taste it. I rolled them in sugar and then flattened them slightly and they came out glittery and very pretty.

ihvhope December 20, 2008

These ended up our favorite cookies this holiday season! I did take the advise of another rater and doubled the extract-perfect!

NoraleeX January 15, 2009

Amazing, my mom and I loved them. My siblings, 6 and 9 didn't, probably better for an older audience. I also doubled the almond extract and were very tasty.

Irene N. November 16, 2014

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