TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherry baking chips
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 192 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and almond extract; mix well. Combine the flour, cornflakes and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Coat bottom of glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Chip Cookies in Country Extra July 2001, p36

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"A great source for cherry chips is They have mini chips in a 2 lb. bag very reasonable."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"These cookies are great... I have to make them every Christmas now for my sisten-in-law... we love them..."

Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Anyone know a good place to get cherry chips? I have searched all the grocery stores in my area."

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