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Cherry-Almond Cups

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Enjoy these baked cookies filled with almond paste and topped with cherries – perfect dessert for a crowd. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt

Filling

1/2
cup almond paste, chopped
1/4
cup sugar
1
egg

Topping

1/4
cup sliced almonds
24
red candied cherries, halved

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix butter and 1/2 cup sugar until well blended. Stir in almond extract and 1 egg. Stir in flour and salt until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour if necessary for easier handling.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small microwavable bowl, microwave almond paste on High 15 to 20 seconds or until warm. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar until well mixed. Add 1 egg; mix well. (Mixture may be lumpy.)
  • 3
    Divide crust dough into 4 pieces; divide each into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into ball. Place 1 ball in each of 48 ungreased miniature muffin cups; press in bottom and up sides of each cup.
  • 4
    Spoon about 1 teaspoon filling into each cup. Sprinkle or arrange several almond slices and 1 cherry half on top of each cookie.
  • 5
    Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until centers are puffed and edges are light golden brown. Cool in pans 5 minutes. With tip of knife, lift cookies from cups. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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