Mom used to make these. They’re good, with a surprise cherry inside!

Cherry Flips

Joan Donogh
Cookies with a maraschino cherry hidden inside.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup icing confectioners' sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Marachino cherries about 30 plus juice
  • Additional icing sugar
  • Coconut optional

Instructions
 

  • Soften butter to room temperature. Drain cherries well (reserving juice) and dry with paper towel. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and beat well. Stir in almond extract. Blend in flour and salt.
  • Pinch off a piece of dough. Press the dough in the palm of your hand and place a cherry on top. Mould the dough around the cherry to form a ball.
  • Place balls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Make a thin icing with icing sugar and some of the reserved cherry juice. When cool, dip the cookie tops in icing, and dip into coconut if desired.

 

4 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I’ve been baking these every year since about 2004. Thank you!

    Reply
  2. Anonymous

    How many calories are in one cherry flip?

    Reply
    • joan

      Calories and nutritional analysis are not available. You can find recipe calorie counters online where you can input the ingredients and calculate the calories.

      Reply
  3. Sue

    My mother used to make these for Christmas every year and my sister and I would sneak them from the freezer after school. So happy to find this recipe. I hope my grandchildren enjoy them as much as I did.

    Reply

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