Maraschino Cherry Almond Cookies Recipe

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Maraschino Cherry Almond Cookies
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  1. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in 2/3 cup of confectioners' sugar, then add almond extract, eggs, and salt, and beat until the mixture is fluffy and well combined, about 3 more minutes. Reduce mixer speed to medium, and gradually beat in flour until the dough is smooth, about 1 minute. Gently stir in the maraschino cherries.
  2. Form the dough into 2 logs about 1 inch in diameter, roll each log in plastic wrap or waxed paper, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Cut each dough log into about 25 slices about 1/2-inch thick, and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1/2 inch of space between each cookie.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are set but not browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove to cooling racks to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  6. To make icing, beat egg whites with lemon juice until frothy, about 1 minute, then beat in vanilla extract and confectioners' sugar, a cupful at a time, until the icing is smooth and spreadable. Spread about 1 teaspoon of icing on each cooled cookie, and let the icing harden before stacking.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 749.4 Kcal (3138 kJ)
Calories from fat 439.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.79g 75%
Cholesterol 203.85mg 68%
Sodium 143.36mg 6%
Potassium 149.48mg 3%
Total Carbs 64.78g 22%
Sugars 15.77g 63%
Dietary Fiber 3.06g 12%
Protein 11.49g 23%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 58.1mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 365.31 Kcal (1529 kJ)
Calories from fat 214.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.78g 75%
Cholesterol 99.37mg 68%
Sodium 69.88mg 6%
Potassium 72.87mg 3%
Total Carbs 31.58g 22%
Sugars 7.69g 63%
Dietary Fiber 1.49g 12%
Protein 5.6g 23%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 19%
Iron 0.5mg 6%
Calcium 28.3mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.4
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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