How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the cheese, thoroughly until smooth.
  • Then add the egg, cherry extract and food color, mix until well blended.
  • Add cookie mix until cream cheese mixture is well incorporated.
  • Then fold in dried cherries, piñon nuts and optional cherry chips.
  • Using a small cookie dough scooper OR a tablespoon, scoop 1 Tbsp. dollops on to parchment lined pans. Spacing 2 inches apart.
  • If sugar option is used, either roll the top-side of the balls in a bowl filled with the red sugar or sprinkle sugar on top after placing them on the cookie sheet.
  • Lightly pat cookie dollop down.
  • Press half of one the chocolate covered cherries on top. Half of my peeps liked the cherry on top; the other half liked the cookie without one at all.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until lightly golden edges See Photo. Cool and enjoy!
  • Other flavors can be used in place of the cherry. Other nuts and add-ins can also be used such as chocolate chips. See Photo
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  • twill10 9 years ago
    sounds and looks yummy,
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  • jett2whit 9 years ago
    Sounds good =)
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  • lovebreezy 11 years ago
    @ OtterPond
    Just an old bottle--I'll have to see if it's still available in the stores.
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  • otterpond 11 years ago
    These are gorgeous. I have never seen cherry extract before. Did you have to get that in a specialty shop?
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