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Cherry Almond Cupcookies

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  11 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Sweet little cookies in mini cupcake cups have a surprise cherry center! From Melody McGowan, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

Ingredients

24
whole maraschino cherries, well drained
1
package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!® refrigerated sugar cookies (24 cookies)
2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
Red sugar

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 mini muffins cups with paper or foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). Pat maraschino cherries dry with paper towel. Flatten each cookie slightly. Place 1 cherry in middle of each flattened cookie. Shape dough around cherry to completely cover; shape dough-wrapped cherry into ball. Place dough balls into candy cups.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove candy cups from pans. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, melted butter, almond extract and enough milk for spreading consistency. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with red sugar.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 mini muffins cups with paper or foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). Pat maraschino cherries dry with paper towel. Flatten each cookie slightly. Place 1 cherry in middle of each flattened cookie. Shape dough around cherry to completely cover; shape dough-wrapped cherry into ball. Place dough balls into candy cups.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove candy cups from pans. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, melted butter, almond extract and enough milk for spreading consistency. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with red sugar.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
19%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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