Glazed Shortbread Almond Cookies with Cherries
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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.

25 mins. to Prepare

20 mins. Cooking Time

45 mins. Standing Time standing

90 mins. Total

Servings: 44 cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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.

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.

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

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

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 44 cookies
Calories90
Calories from Fat40
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2g9%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 15mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium0%
Iron2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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