Cherry and Sesame Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 516
Yield: 3 dozen
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2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
sesame seeds
1/3 cup halved candied cherries


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add almond extract, flour, and salt. Beat until just mixed. Refrigerate to chill. Shape into 1-inch balls, roll in sesame seeds, press a cherry half on top, and bake on greased cookie sheets in preheated 400° oven for about 10 minutes. Let them sit in the oven for another 2–3 minutes, then put them on a rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 516
Calories from Fat: 320

This Cherry and Sesame Cookies recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame Guilty Pleasures Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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