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.
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


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


  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!

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28 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. 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

  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.

    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.

  22. Vickie Inguanti

    These are so pretty and look delicious!!!  I would like to make these a couple of days in advance for an event.  How should I store them?  Do I put in tupperware with top fitting lid or store loosely on trays with foil or cling wrap?

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