Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

If you're craving chocolate desserts, these chocolate-cherry cookies will surely satisfy! In addition to the dark chocolate in the chocolate-almond cookie dough, we drizzle a rich, almond-scented chocolate glaze on top.

Almond-Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Yield:
32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ounce sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • cup sliced almonds

  • 1 recipe Chocolate-Almond Glaze

Chocolate-Almond Glaze

  • 1 ounce sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon fat-free milk

  • Dash almond extract

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°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

  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 (per serving)

100 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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