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Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Yield: 32 cookies
Prep 35 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 350° 10 mins  per batch
Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Ingredients
  • 6  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1  egg yolk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  ounce  sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 1/3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  dried cherries
  • 1/3  cup  sliced almonds
  • 1  recipe  Chocolate-Almond Glaze
Directions

1. In a medium bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add sugar, beating until creamy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir in flour. Fold in dried cherries and almonds. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls about 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until centers are set. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

3. Drizzle Chocolate-Almond Glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

Chocolate-Almond Glaze
Ingredients
  • 1  ounce  sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  fat-free milk
  •  Dash almond extract
Directions

1. In a small saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies)
  • cal. (kcal) 100,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 20,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 23,
  • Potassium (mg) 31,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Almond Glaze)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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