Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies

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.

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

Directions:

  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!

26 comments on “Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. These are so pretty…and love the picture too!

  9. These are gorgeous! My favorite color is pink as well so these speak to me 🙂

  10. So cute and the cherry filling sounds perfect.

  11. Liz

    These are so pretty! I found you through Something Swanky Link Party. I am now following you on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Stop by my new site at http://www.asweetbaker.com

  12. I can’t wait to try these.

  13. 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

  14. 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!

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

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

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

  18. Ann F.

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

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

  20. Meghan

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

  21. I used the almond paste from a tube, that’s all I could find. I got 37 cookies, total…not sandwiches, cookies. The dough was so runny, there was no way to roll in into anything. Yes, I put it in the fridge for two hours. I had to use my cookie scoop to get them to the pans. They were delicious cookies, but not worth the $6.99 I paid for the almond paste and then only get 37 cookies. I don’t know what I did wrong, but I don’t know that I will be making these again. I just drizzled the icing (filling) and white chocolate on top, so I would at least have more than 18 sandwich cookies.

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