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Glazed Shortbread Almond Cookies with Cherries

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These quick and simple to prepare Puerto Rican cookies will make anyone’s day. Serve them at your holiday table for a sweet treat.

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  • Servings: 44 cookies


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  • Step 1 of 11

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Step 2 of 11

    COMBINE granulated sugar, butter and shortening in a large mixer bowl.

  • Step 3 of 11

    MIX for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

  • Step 4 of 11

    ADD egg yolk and almond extract; continue to mix at low speed.

  • Step 5 of 11

    ADD flour, ¼ cup at a time, until mixture is well combined and consistency is chunky.

  • Step 6 of 11

    SCOOP out 1 tablespoon dough, roll into a ball and place on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Press into each ball with your thumb, making an indentation. Dough will crack slightly.

  • Step 7 of 11

    PLACE a cherry in each cookie indentation.

  • Step 8 of 11

    BAKE for 20 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are golden. Tops will hardly brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

  • Step 9 of 11

    WHISK together powdered sugar and evaporated milk in a medium bowl until completely smooth and at drizzle consistency.

  • Step 10 of 11

    DRIZZLE over cookies; let set for 30 minutes before serving.

  • Step 11 of 11

    TIP: Instead of cherries, decorate with colorful nonpareils, guava paste or fruit preserves.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 44 cookies
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 40
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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