Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies

 
Cherry Almond Sandwich cookie recipe
 
 
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

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!
 
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Posted on August 1, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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?

  2. 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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