Glazed Shortbread Almond Cookies with Cherries

Glazed Shortbread Almond Cookies with Cherries
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
44 cookies
Recipe Info - Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
20 min
These quick and simple to prepare Puerto Rican cookies will make anyone’s day. Serve them at your holiday table for a sweet treat.


Step 1

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

Step 2

Combine granulated sugar, butter and shortening in a large mixer bowl. Mix for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add egg yolk and almond extract; continue to mix at low speed. Add flour, ¼ cup at a time, until mixture is well combined and consistency is chunky.

Step 4

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. Place a cherry in each cookie indentation.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.


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