Stuffed Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies

Love and Olive Oil

Ready in: 60 minutes
Servings: 36
Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    Baking
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    Baking
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    Baking
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) regular cream cheese, cut into cubes
    Cheese
  • 1 large egg
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 36 maraschino cherries (from an 8oz jar)
    Canned and Jarred
  • 2 tablespoons milk
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    Baking
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    Baking
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Baking
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine sugar, cream cheese, and melted butter in a large bowl and whisk until mixture forms a smooth paste (a few lumps are ok).
  • Whisk in oil.
  • Add egg, milk, and vanilla and almond extracts and stir until smooth. Fold in flour mixture until incorporated and no dry ingredients remain.
  • Pour 1/4 cup or so of sugar into a small bowl. Dough will be soft, but should still be workable. If not, refrigerate it for 15 to 20 minutes until it is. Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough. Press a cherry in the center, shape into a ball around it, then roll in sugar to coat. Arrange on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
  • Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until cookies are set and cracked. Cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 114.7  cal  (5.74%)
  • Fat: 4.78  g  (7.36%)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.24  g  (20.22%)
  • Carbohydrates: 16.92  g  (5.64%)
  • Sugar: 10.4  g  (11.56%)
  • Cholesterol: 12.69  mg  (4.23%)
  • Sodium: 55.98  mg  (2.43%)
  • Protein: 1.39  g  (2.78%)
  • Selenium: 4.08  µg  (5.83%)
  • Manganese: 0.07  mg  (3.57%)
  • Phosphorus: 22.26  mg  (2.23%)
  • Vitamin A: 91.74  IU  (1.83%)
  • Fiber: 0.37  g  (1.48%)
  • Copper: 0.03  mg  (1.29%)
  • Calcium: 12.86  mg  (1.29%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.19  mg  (1.27%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.02  mg  (1.08%)

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