Candied Cherry Cookies

One year when I was serving in the primary presidency, we hosted a teacher training meeting on an evening in December. Each of the presidency members brought a batch of cookies for refreshment. Barbara Higinbotham brought these super fun Christmasy cookies that I thought were so good. So, I asked for her recipe and she was kind enough to share. We made these this year and handed them out at all the houses we caroled at.



  • 1 C butter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • green and red candied cherries (available seasonally in the baking section–the grocery stores often sell out closer to Christmas which is what happened to me so I had to candy mine own maraschino cherries).


  1. Mix the top four ingredients.
  2. Roll into small balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Top each one with half of a candied cherry and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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