Cherry Cardamom Cookies

Cherry Cardamom Cookies

Want to make wonderful party desserts? Try these cardamom cookies topped with cherries.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

1
jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and diced
2
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons buttermilk
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon ground cardamom
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
Powdered sugar, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350º F. In small bowl, toss cherries with 2 tablespoons flour; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat in 2 1/3 cups flour, the cardamom, baking powder and baking soda on low speed just until flour is moistened. Stir in cherries. (Dough may be streaked with pink.)
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until bottoms are light golden. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Give these cookies a double dose of cherry by pressing 3 or 4 dried cherries into tops of cookies before baking.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.