Cherry Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti cookies or almond macaroons are light, crisp and delightful. In my recipe, cherries and vanilla are infused into the almond base to create an ambrosial cookie experience.
Cherry Amaretti Cookies have a crunchy texture and a soft, sweet almond center. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or enjoy them plain, either way they are delicious.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
You will need:1 stick of unsalted, organic butter
1 7 oz can of almond paste
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 egg
1/2 C sifted powdered sugar
2-1/4 C cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 can of chopped cherry pastry filling
Cream butter, almond paste, vanilla and egg with electric mixer. Stir dry ingredients – powdered sugar, cake flour and salt together and blend into butter mixture. Gently fold in cherry pastry filling, but do not mix in completely.
Drop dough by the teaspoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. While warm, dust cookies with powdered sugar.

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