Cherry Cardamom Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 36

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.

Expert Tips

Give these cookies a double dose of cherry by pressing 3 or 4 dried cherries into tops of cookies before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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