Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cherry Almond Snowdrop Cookies

I think I'm going to attempt making some Christmas cookies this year with my granddaughter, Caitlyn. As you have probably think, yes I've never made these cookies before or any other Christmas cookie except the sugar cutouts I've made growing up. My grandmother was the only one that made other types of Christmas cookies.  So this will be another 1st added to my many other recipes I've never made.  Makes 3 dozen cookies Total Time: 35 minutes


2 cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
3/4 cup plus 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter, cubed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place cake flour, 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar and salt in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add butter and extracts; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add cherries and almonds; pulse until combined (dough will be crumbly).
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls, pressing firmly to adhere; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on pans 10 minutes. Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Yum Yum 
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.Thanks Taste of Home for a recipe I'll enjoy making with my granddaughter for years to come.

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