Luscious Cherry Lemon Cookies Recipe

– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup cherry jam
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
– Zest of 1 lemon
– Yellow food coloring (optional)


1- Preheat the Oven:
– Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2- Cream the Butter and Sugar:
– In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

3- Add Eggs and Vanilla:
– Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla extract.

4- Combine Dry Ingredients:
– In another bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

5- Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
– Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

6- Form Cookies:
– Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
– Using your thumb or the back of a spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cookie and fill with a small amount of cherry jam.

7- Bake:
– Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

8- Prepare Lemon Frosting:
– In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth. Add yellow food coloring if desired.

9- Frost the Cookies:
– Drizzle the lemon frosting over the cooled cookies and let it set before serving.

– Prep Time: 20 minutes
– Cooking Time: 12 minutes
– Total Time: 32 minutes
– Calories: 180 kcal
– Servings: 24 cookies

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