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Favorite Recipes: Cherry Crowns

Recipe Author

Name: Mary B. (TangoBrat)
Total Recipes: 100



Cherry Crowns

Dish: Cookies & Bars
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 2 / 10
Servings: 5 dozen
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 15 min.

  • 1 cup - butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 3oz pkg - cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 1 - large egg, separated
  • 1 tsp - almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup - finely ground blanched almonds
  • 30 - red candied cherry halves

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer, until creamy. Gradually add sugar beating well. Add egg yolk and almond extract, mixing well. Gradually stir in flour. Cover and chill 1 hour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in lightly beaten egg white, and then in almonds. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Press a cherry half in center of each ball. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.


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