Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cherry Malted Cookies

This is a recipe for a cookie that my mother used to make every Holiday season when I was growing up.  It was always one of my favorites so when I recently ran across this recipe again, I decided to make some for my family. 

They were JUST as good as I remembered!!

1  1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup chocolate malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/4 cup maraschino cherries, finely chopped

Sift together flour, malted milk powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.

Place brown sugar and shortening in mixing bowl.

Cream sugar and shortening together well.

Add 1 egg, cherry juice and vanilla and beat well.

Blend in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Finely chop cherries.

Add chopped cherries to mixture and mix thoroughly.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool a couple of minutes on cookie sheet.

Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on wire racks for approximately 5 - 10 minutes.


Becky said...

Emilie these cookies look delish.....and girl, I LOVE anything with malt!! YUMMO

Jenna said...

I can only imagine how much my taste buds and I would enjoy these cookies. I have a feeling we'd never be the same again. :-)

Faith said...

Mmmm, they were so yummy! In fact, I think I need to go get myself one of the ones you sent home with me right now!