Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cherry Almond Vanilla Chewies

I love cookies.  It is the one thing that I could probably eat every day and not care what I looked like because of it.  I have been sharing with my neighbors and on my way home from the store today they stopped me and asked when the next batch was coming.  So I guess I had better get back to baking because I'm not the only one that wants to keep eating them!



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Cherry Almond Vanilla Chewies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped dried tart cherries
1/2 cup sliced candied almonds, chopped

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp water

In a large mixing bowl or Kitchen Aid, cream the butter, sugar, vanilla, almond, and cinnamon until fluffy about 2-3 minutes.  Add the egg and beat well.  Mix the salt with the flour and add in two additions, mixing on low just until the flour is incorporated.  Add the almonds and cherries and mix on low or with a wooden spoon just until mixed.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to three days.

Preheat oven to 350 F when ready to bake.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a medium scoop to make evenly sized cookies.  Flatten each mound of dough with the palm of your hand or press with a glass dipped in sugar (it will stick so you might have to pull off and repair).  Bake for about 12-15 minutes until the edges are turning golden and the cookies are puffed.  Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

In a bowl mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, almond, and water with a spoon or small whisk.  Drizzle over each cookie and allow to set up completely before storing in an airtight container.

Makes 20 medium cookies

 

33 comments:

  1. I'm looking for interesting cookies to make for a charity I'm a sponsor of... these fit the bill. Thanks so much for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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    1. I am so glad to hear that! I hope you have wonderful success with your auction Miss Diane! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. These cookies look great, and I really like the combination of flavors

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  3. These look wonderful. I love the cherry almond combination. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please stop back by today to vote.

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    1. Thank you so much! I just voted. Thanks for hosting a great Party. Super fun Links:)

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  4. Those sound and look so good!! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like them :)

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  5. I have had these and you are right they are amazing! Visiting from Project 52.

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  6. These look amazing! Would love to have one with my coffee right now!

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    1. Too bad there are none left to give you... They don't last long. :)

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I had no idea that Michael's made up those grab bags either but I will surely be watching for them now....


    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Oh my goodness! Looks SO yummy!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  9. Looks delicious, Krista! Thank you for sharing the recipe at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

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    1. No problem! Thank you for hosting! Hope you like them :)

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  10. Yummy yummy! These look great.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know about your Link Party! I am following your blog and it looks wonderful :)

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  11. Looks so yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters

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  12. Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I just love your blog and I'm glad you stopped by to see mine :)

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  13. Krista, these cookies are making my mouth water! I am so glad you shared them with us over at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Hope to see you again this week, too.

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    1. Thanks so much Miss Rachel!!! I will be there :)

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  14. Yum! These look amazing! So glad I found you on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you found me too :)

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