Mom's Almond Cherry Cookies
Recipe type: cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • Maraschino Cherries
  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Add egg and extracts and beat well
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour
  5. Form small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  6. Cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, depending big you roll the balls. Smaller ones might only take about 8 minutes)
  7. While the cookies are cooking, take your maraschino cherries, dry them off with a paper towel, and cut them in half.
  8. After cookies come out of oven, put on rack to cool and place a cherry in the middle of the cookie.
Another option for these cookies that my mom would do was to roll the cookie into powdered sugar, and instead of putting a cherry on, she would but a blanched almond slice on top before cooking.
Recipe by Sugar n' Spice Gals at