When it comes to eating something sweet, sometimes you just get in the mood for something specific. These Cherry Cinnamon Cookies bring back a lot of memories for me. The flavor takes me back to my childhood. The smell of these recipes baking in my kitchen makes me very happy! I’m also excited to bring that same flavor and aroma back into my own house. Cherry Cinnamon Cookies have a scent that no other cookie I’ve made has. I’d say these cookies make you feel like you’re right at home.
Cherry Cinnamon Cookies
The flavors of cherry and cinnamon together are so delightful. I’d like to think that these cookies are something a little different than most. I love that you can see the cherry poking through the cookie. The first time you take a bit out of one of these cookies, it won’t be the last. The flavor and texture is something you have to experience for yourself and not just read on the blog. I hope my kids keep this recipe and continue to make it for many years to come.
Cinnamon is something that’s hard to bake with sometimes because you don’t want the whole baked good to taste like a cinnamon block. Cinnamon is good when you know the right measurements to use in a recipe. This recipe is perfected to where all the ingredients blend together and it’s a good flavor, not an overpowering one.
What Are Cherry Cinnamon Cookies?
Think of your favorite cookie as a child. It wasn’t a cookie that you had all the time, but it was the cookie you loved. That is what these Cherry Cinnamon Cookies taste like. They seriously taste like something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. They are not hard or thick. They are light, yet firm. They taste like cherry, but not too much. They also take like cinnamon, but not too much.
These cookies are great for holidays like Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. They bring out the perfect flavor every single time. Every time I make these, the plate goes empty in minutes.
How Do I Store These Cinnamon Cookies?
After you make these delicious cookies, you may be wondering how to store them. SIMPLE! You just place the cookies in an airtight container. You can technically store them in the fridge, but they might dry out. I would place them on the counter so that they don’t dry up. If you choose to store them in the fridge, make sure the container is also airtight, so bacteria and extra air do not get to the cookies. It’s a shame when yummy cookies like this dry up.
Can You Freeze Cinnamon Cherry Cookies?
Why, yes you can freeze these cookies. Again, invest in some really good airtight containers. If you just loosely place these in the freezer, they will get freezer burnt. When it comes to cookies, I prefer to freeze them in smaller batches and put them in the freezer. That way we can enjoy these cookies anytime we’d like. You can store these cookies in the freezer for a few months before they’ll start going bad. Freezers tend to really dry out these cookies as well.
Cherry Cinnamon Cookies
- 6 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained and diced
- 2 ⅓ cups plus 2 T. all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp buttermilk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- powered sugar for garnish
- Combine cherries and 2 tablespoons flour in a small bowl. Mix; set aside.
- Combine remaining flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda in a medium bowl and mix.
- Beat butter, sugar and cream cheese at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg, buttermilk and almond extract; beat until blended.
- Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until moistened; fold in cherry mixture. Chill one hour.
- Shape dough into one-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes; cool completely on wire rack.
- Garnish with powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container.