Cherry Garlands

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year- Christmas Cookies Week! I've got 3 new recipes coming your way, starting with these Cherry Garlands, a treasure I found in my Gram's recipe box.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are mine alone. 

The dough for these are super simple. I used Adams Extract Almond, but you could also use Vanilla. If you don't have a piping bag or star tip you can use a zip top bag with the corner cut off, the cookies just won't have the ridges.  

 
I had a hard time finding red candied cherries for the recipe, so I made my own. You can check out that process here. Some I decorated with the candied cherries, some I left plain, others I topped with sprinkles.

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Cherry Garlands

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Cherry Garlands
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Adams Almond Extract
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries, chopped fine
  • Additional green and red candied cherries or sprinkles to decorate
  • Powdered sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375º.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift powdered sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer.  Add butter and cream until light and fluffy. Add almond extract.  Sift together flour and cornstarch and beat into the mixture, alternating with the candied cherries .
  3. Spoon half of the mixture into a piping bag with a 1/2" star tube. Pipe 2" rings onto the sheets.  Decorate with additional candied cherries or sprinkles.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Source: Gram's recipe box 

cherry, almond
Cookies, desserts, holiday baking
American
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Comments

  1. What adorable little wreaths. Perfect for Christmas and I'm sure they are so delicious.

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  2. These are some cute cookies...I love that you made your own cherry candies too!

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  3. These are such a pretty and festive cookie!

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  4. These are adorable! I love the flavors you used.

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  5. The color on these cookies is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  6. Look at you being all extra and making your own cherries! Definitely an over-achiever this holiday season! These look AMAZING!!!

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  7. Very festive, Jolene! These would be so pretty on my cookie tray!

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  8. Almost a cross between shortbread and spritz with cherries--cool!

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  9. They sound so easy to make. These would definitely be a showstopper on any holiday cookie tray.

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  10. They look super cute and festive. And I love cherry cookies. SO so good.

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