Monday, December 20, 2010

Yuletide Cherry Cookies

Only 5 days to go!
Are you all ready?
I'm almost but still have a bit more baking to do and still waiting on a few packages to arrive in the mail.

I made these cookies yesterday and I can't keep the kids out of them. They are not a favorite of mine (because I don't like cherry) but the kids love them.

Yuletide Cherry Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cups crushed Rice Krispies cereal
15 maraschino cherries, drained

In large bowl. cream butter, cream cheese & sugar.
Beat in almond extract.
Mix flour, baking powder & salt in a small bowl and then gradually add into the creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape into 1 inch balls and then roll in crushed cereal.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and immediately press a cherry half into the center of each cookie. ( I put a whole cherry on top!)
Cool and enjoy!

I'm heading back to the kitchen to get some more cookies started and to mix up a batch of reindeer food.
I'll be back later to see what all of you are into.


Anonymous said...

What a jolly looking cookie...they look delish to me!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!♥

michelle said...

those look pretty good and since I loove alol your cookie recipes I think this is what I will be doing ,making some of these instead of wathcing a great christmas and thanks for posting another goodie.blessinngs michelle

Janet, said...

Those do look good. I guess you could leave the cherry off of a few of them so you could eat them...or better yet, put on some m & m's.

Trish-Ladybug said...

Now those sounds sooo yummy
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas to all ...

Carmen C. said...

Those look very festive and good:) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! The kids went and got their marriage license today and did Christmas shopping, i can't believe that in just 6 days my baby will be a married man:O

Sharon said...

Haha! I don't care for cherries either. :) They are pretty though!

black bear cabin said...

i love cherries, but not cookies :) i might have to try making these though...they look pretty, and im sure cookie lovers will enjoy them! Thanks again for sharing!

Buttercup said...

I love cherries on cookies. My favorite cookie when I was little was a vanilla bakery cookie with a candied cherry on top. These look great to me.