Soft Cherry Almond Cookies

Hi everybody!

Today is day 5 of my 7 Cookies in 7 Days series and, boy, do I have a TREAT for you…Soft Cherry Almond Cookies…my newest obsession! If you like cherries, you’ll LOVE these cookies as much as I do! (In talking to my daughter about them, I even dropped the term #foodporn…they’re JUST THAT GOOD!)

They are made with the basic cookie mix as well, so this is another recipe that is easy and quick. It “only” makes about 2 dozen cookies so you may want to double this recipe too! (Hmm, it seems like I say that a lot lately!)

Anyway, on to the yummy recipe…

Until tomorrow…

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

Draining the maraschino cherries...

Draining the maraschino cherries…

...and putting them on paper towels to drain a little more.

…and putting them on paper towels to drain a little more.

And, chopping them up.

And, chopping them up.

Adding one beaten egg to the cookie mix.

Adding one beaten egg to the cookie mix.

Now, to add in the almond extract. It's clear so it looks kinda like I'm just holding a shiny spoon.

Now, to add in the almond extract. It’s clear so it looks kinda like I’m just holding a shiny spoon.

Adding the chopped cherries.

Adding the chopped cherries.

Next, I drop spoonfuls of the dough onto my cookie sheets. So pretty!

Next, I drop spoonfuls of the dough onto my cookie sheets. So pretty!

Bad lighting in my kitchen at night had me taking pictures on our light-colored table. These cookies still look awesome (and yummy!) though!

Bad lighting in my kitchen at night had me taking pictures on our light-colored table. These cookies still look awesome (and yummy!) though!

Soft Cherry Almond Cookies

1 (10oz) Jar Maraschino Cherries, drained & chopped

3 Cups Basic Cookie Mix (Dec 24, 2015 post)*

1 Egg, beaten

1 tsp Almond Extract

1/3 Cup Chopped Almonds, optional

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Mix together the cookie mix, egg, and almond extract. Stir in chopped cherries and almonds, if using.

Drop dough by spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes until they’re light golden brown around the edges. Cool on pans about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

*For cookie mix recipe, go to http://reneesgourmets.com/cookies/basic-cookie-mix/

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2015

All rights reserved.

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