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Cherry Sugar Cookies
Cherry Sugar Cookies

Welcome to my cookie factory! Nothing like leaving cookies until the very last minute, such as February 13th. My counters this morning were covered with 10 dozen cookies, all ready to be gifted to classmates and co-workers tonight and tomorrow.

These are yummy cherry flavored cookies, perfect for Valentines Day, and the recipe makes a good 5 dozen.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup of chopped dried cherries
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

I tried this in my mixer.

What I discovered is that this recipe makes my KitchenAid mixer very, very unhappy. You can mix the butter and sugar…then add in the eggs and almond extract…but when you get to that 5th cup of flour?

Mixer very, very mad at me.

So.

Do this by hand perhaps?

Cherry Sugar Cookies

1. Cream your butter and sugar together.

2. Add in your eggs and almond extract. Add the cherries.

3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Mix the flour into the butter mixture until your arm hurts. Sorry.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

My kids are forever in their pajamas it seems, when we bake. Either I am an early bird baker (yes indeed) or my kids stay in their pajajams all day on the weekends. (correct again!)

Cherry Sugar Cookies

Roll the dough into a 1/2 cm thickness, then cut out your shapes.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

Cook in a 350 degree oven until browned just lightly, about 7-8 minutes. Cook on the sheets almost completely, then remove to a rack. If you cook them till just brown, you get soft cookies that still hold their shape, yum!

Use pretty icing:

Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
assorted icing coloring

Mix them together, ok?

The above is the base for the icing, in order to get thinner icing I added a little more milk until I could dip my cookies into the icing, and let them drip off, getting this beautiful glazed coating below. Do NOT put in more corn syrup, it will never harden and set properly. So add milk very little by little until you get the consistency you need. The lemon flavoring didn’t affect the color of white at all, and lemme tell, you, YUM! Ok ok ok, yes, I like lemon.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle little pretty bits on top and let them dry for a couple of hours. Truly, a couple of hours, the icing takes a while to set. Enjoy with your Valentine!

Love Karlynn

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Cherry Sugar Cookies

Perfect Valentine's Day cookies for your sweetheart.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Total Time
17 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
cookies
Servings
10
Calories
797
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • assorted icing coloring

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream your butter and sugar together. 

  3. Add in your eggs and almond extract. 
  4. Add the cherries. 

  5. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. 

  6. Mix the flour into the butter mixture until your arm hurts. 

  7. Roll the dough into a 1/2 cm thickness, then cut out your shapes. 

  8. Cook in a 350 degree oven until browned just lightly, about 7-8 minutes. Cook on the sheets almost completely, then remove to a rack.
  9. The above is the base for the icing, in order to get thinner icing I added a little more milk until I could dip my cookies into the icing, and let them drip off, getting this beautiful glazed coating below. Do NOT put in more corn syrup, it will never harden and set properly. So add milk very little by little until you get the consistency you need. 

  10. Sprinkle little pretty bits on top and let them dry for a couple of hours. Truly, a couple of hours, the icing takes a while to set.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 10g, Calories: 797kcal, Carbohydrates: 126g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 500mg, Potassium: 194mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 76g, Vitamin A: 1135IU, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 3.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. LeQuan says

    These cookies are so cute. My daughter would love making these. She’s such a girlie girl that pink and hearts would make her very happy. My boy on the other hand is still too young to know, but I know he’d just enjoy eating. Pink cookies is a food group isn’t it? Teehee. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Your peanut recipes look great as well, but I’m a bit allergic.

    • Karlynn says

      I think pink cookies are a food group, sounds good to me! The cherries are fruit too!

  2. Karlynn says

    I know, he looks so “meh”, or “whatever Mom”. Unappreciative kids, I tell ya.

    Happy Valentine’s to you too!

  3. A Canadian Foodie says

    That looks very professional. I love the ENTHUSIASM on your son’s face!
    HAHAHA
    Happy Heart Day, dear K!
    🙂
    Valerie

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