Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on August 1, 2012

Cherry Almond Sandwich cookie recipe
Yesterday I shared almond toffee cookies with all of you. I made these cookies the same day. I doubled the batch of almond cookie, then rolled and cut them differently and filled them with a delicious cherry filling.
Heavenly.
 
And so pretty in pink. Don’t ya think?
 
In case you were wondering, my favorite color is pink.
 
I was the only girl with three brothers, naturally everything I owned was pink. And I loved it.
 
I especially love pink cookies! Want more pink recipes? Check these out….
 
Cherry Almond Cupcakes by Shugary Sweets
Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Strawberry Coconut Margaritas by How Sweet It Is
Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

    For the Cookies:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • For the Filling:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
  • sprinkles or coarse white sugar

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar and almond paste, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Slowly add flour and extract. Shape into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.
  2. Divide dough in four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 1 1/4 inch roll, about 4-5 inches long. Slice about 18-20 cookies per roll.
  3. Place each cookie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. For filling, beat butter with powdered sugar and cherry juice. Spread between two like sized cookies. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkles. ENJOY!
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/08/cherry-almond-sandwich-cookies
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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

these look beautiful! So delicate and pink and sandwich cookies are always a hit!

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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes August 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

These sound so wonderful, Aimee!

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Beautiful! They remind me of something that would grace a tea party table for fabulous people :) like food bloggers!

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Holly August 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I love your picture of these! So pretty.. and they sound delicious too!

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Aimee August 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Thank you Holly. I have to say, they are NOT too pretty to eat. Delish.

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Jocelyn August 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Cute little cookies filled with pink frosting? Yup they sound perfect!!! You always have the cutest food:-)

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Pink is perfect. Cookies in pink are the best. And I love a double-purpose recipe. :)

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Nicole {WonkyWonderful} August 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

These are so pretty and girly! They look super tasty too. Visiting from Someday Crafts linkup :)

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Ali @ JamHands.net August 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Swoon. Cherry and almond is one of my fav combos. They are soooo cute too :)

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Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies August 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

These are so pretty…and love the picture too!

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Jen @ Savory Simple August 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

These are gorgeous! My favorite color is pink as well so these speak to me :)

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel August 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

So cute and the cherry filling sounds perfect.

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Jenn August 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

These sound divine!

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Ellen B Cookery August 2, 2012 at 12:03 am

These are beautiful!

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Liz August 2, 2012 at 1:20 am

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Chelsea August 2, 2012 at 1:56 am

I can’t wait to try these.

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The Mandatory Mooch August 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

This looks delicious!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-2.html

Thanks, Nichi

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Back for Seconds August 2, 2012 at 4:21 am

I love a pretty pink cookie :) cherry and almond is such a nice combo too! My first link party is up and running and I would love to have you join in the fun with some of your tasty treats! Have a great night!

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Peanut Butter and Peppers August 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

These cookies are adorable and pretty! I bet they taste incredible!!

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Something Swanky August 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I LOOOOOOVE pink. I was dying to have a girl! (so glad I did on my first try :) These look yummy too– perk!

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baking.serendipity August 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

My favorite color is pink too…and I love the pop of it in these cookies!

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Ann F. August 8, 2012 at 4:32 am

I was so glad to read that you’ve partnered with ZipList! Yay! I’m a big fan–of your blog and ZipList.

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Dina October 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm

i love cherry almond flavor. i like how you used maraschino cherry juice! they look so yummy!

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Meghan January 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I would love to make these! Did you use true almond paste or marzipan paste?

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I used almond paste…from the can.

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