Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies

Soft, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, with touches of vanilla, cherry, and almond, and a thick cherry-almond icing! These Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies are guaranteed to be a smash hit for the holidays. Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies are simple to make, foolproof, and a batch goes a long way!

Ingredients

For cookies:

  • 2 - 12 oz. jars maraschino cherries drained (reserve juice), minced, squeezed VERY dry
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. cherry extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

For icing:

  • 4 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1/3 cup + 1-2 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. cherry extract
  • 4 - 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds for garnish
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Instructions

For cookies:

  1. As noted above, drain the maraschino cherries, reserving the juice (!), finely mince the cherries, and then pat/squeeze VERY dry. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.
  3. Beat in eggs, almond extract, cherry extract, and minced cherries.
  4. Full instructions visit @thegoldlininggirl

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