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Cherry Almond Snowdrops

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 3 dozen

As soon as I was old enough, I helped make these distinctive almond cookies. You can freeze the dough, so they’re perfect for the busy holidays. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Cherry Almond Snowdrops Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Cool on pans 10 minutes. Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 113 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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