Cherry Cookies

Cherry cookies are soft and buttery shortbread drop cookies filled with maraschino cherries and sweet almond flavor. These pretty pink  cherry cookies are quick and easy to make.

In a bowl, whisk the all purpose flour, almond flour and salt together until well combined. Set aside.

Step 1:  

Using a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or electric hand mixer with beaters, beat the room temperature butter and sugar until well combined.

Step 2:  

Mix in the cherry juice, vanilla extract and almond extracts until well combined.

Step 3:  

Mix the dry ingredients  into the wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chopped maraschino cherries until just combined.

Step 4:  

While the cookies chill, preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C) for 30 minutes. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. After 30 minutes, scoop about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 5:  

Bake the cherry sugar cookies for 12 - 14 minutes. The bottom of the cookies will be very lightly golden brown.

Step 6:  

Remove the cookies from the oven onto a cooling rack. After 3 minutes, transfer the cookies off the hot baking sheet and onto the cooling rack to cool to room temperature and enjoy!

Step 7:  

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