Cherry Drop Cookies

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 1/2 once) can crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter and cream cheese; add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at at time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flavorings.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pineapple chopped cherries, and pecans, if desired. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 2 dozen.





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