I love cherries, and knew I wanted to incorporate some in with cookies!
These cookies are very easy to make. No rolling dough, no cutting cookies out, and no decorating needed. They are pretty as is!
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 to 3 tablespoons Maraschino Cherry juice
1/2 cup Maraschino Cherries chopped
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.
3. In a mixing bowl add the ingredients in the order listed.
4. Roll into 1" balls, or use a cookie scoop.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
6. Let cool for 5 minutes.
I flattened mine with a meat tenderizer. I sprayed it with a flour spray first, so it wouldn't stick.
Then the boys begged for them. I let them each have a cookie as a taste test. After that they went in the deep freezer. The next day I found out Mica had his own little stash of them right by his bedside. Nope! Ha! In his defense he is growing like a weed!
Are you a fan of Maraschino Cherries?