Today’s Christmas cookie is Cherry Almond Crinkles.  These are very different from the cookies I have baked so far this season.  I love almond cookies and marzipan.  The cherries in these add just the right texture and complimentary flavor.  They are pretty easy to make too.

cookies cherry almond


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar for 30 seconds.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Combine.
  • Add egg and almond extract.  Mix until combined.
  • Add four.
  • Add cherries.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.

The gingerbread baking also continues…   My house sure smells good lately.  :)


So, I am wondering, have you tried any of my recipes?  What did you think?