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Friday, December 19, 2014

Double Feature... Two Cherry Cookie Recipes



NOTE:: these were  actually submitted in 2012 but never got loaded up onto the blog, my bad!!

MELISSA’S “MERRY” CHERRY-CHOCOLATE CHIP-OATMEAL-ALMOND COOKIES
Submitted by Melissa over at Kramer Events

1 3/4c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1 1/4c packed brown sugar
1c (2 sticks) butter softened
1/2c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2c quick or old-fashioned oats
1c dried cherries
2c chocolate chips (12-oz. pkg.)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and almond extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and dried cherries; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookies



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COCONUT CHERRY BARS
Submitted by Melissa over at Kramer Events

1c flour
1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
3 tbsp powdered sugar

2 eggs
1c granulated sugar
¾c chopped nuts
½c flaked coconut
½c chopped maraschino cherries, drained
¼c  flour
½  tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan.
In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and powdered sugar with spoon until flour is moistened. Press mixture in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread over baked layer.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 5 rows.

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