Does anyone else have a particular recipe they remember from their childhood? Something you can picture clear as day and practically taste if you close your eyes? These cookies are THAT item. My grandma made them all the time! I can even see them sitting on the cookie plate in her kitchen ready to enjoy with a cup of coffee! We always had ‘coffee breaks’ whenever we visited. Of course ours was mostly milk with a drop of coffee, but we thought it was so grown up!
I recently stumbled on a bag of the Cherry Chips and all those great childhood memories came right back! The sweet bright red chips, crispy bits of corn flakes, mild almond flavoring, and tender butter shortbread – I HAD to make these cookies!
After searching through my Grandma’s recipe cards and cookbooks, the Cherry Chip Cookie recipe was no where to be found! Luckily, a quick text message to my mom turned up the details on this childhood favorite!
Check out my mom’s recipe ‘card’ below! You know it is as good one when the paper is THAT stained and there are not even directions!! I forgot how cute they turn out! Little drops of sweet butter cookies, dotted with red chips – these would be PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!
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What you need:
1 c. butter (no substitutions) – room temperature
1 egg yolk
1 t. almond extract
1/2 c. white sugar
3/4 c. corn flakes (crushed)
2 1/4 c. flour
pinch of salt
1 c. cherry chips (I found at Woodmans, but have seen them in the baking section of large grocery stores)
- Cream butter & sugar until fluffy
- Stir in egg yolk and almond extract
- Add flour, corn flakes, and salt and mix just until combined.
- Fold in Cherry Chips
- This is a dry dough, but easily forms into balls for baking
- Roll into tablespoon size balls and flatten slightly with a fork.
- Bake at 350° for 10 – 12 minutes until just slightly browned on the edges
- Rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes and move to a cooling rack
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