Cherry Flips

Mom used to make these. They’re good, with a surprise cherry inside!

Cherry Flips
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Cookies with a maraschino cherry hidden inside.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Marachino cherries (about 30) plus juice
  • Additional icing sugar
  • Coconut (optional)
  1. Soften butter to room temperature. Drain cherries well (reserving juice) and dry with paper towel. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and beat well. Stir in almond extract. Blend in flour and salt.
  3. Pinch off a piece of dough. Press the dough in the palm of your hand and place a cherry on top. Mould the dough around the cherry to form a ball.
  4. Place balls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.
  5. Make a thin icing with icing sugar and some of the reserved cherry juice. When cool, dip the cookie tops in icing, and dip into coconut if desired.


4 Reviews of Cherry Flips

  1. Sarah December 24, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    I’ve been baking these every year since about 2004. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous December 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    How many calories are in one cherry flip?

    • joan December 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

      Calories and nutritional analysis are not available. You can find recipe calorie counters online where you can input the ingredients and calculate the calories.

  3. Sue December 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    My mother used to make these for Christmas every year and my sister and I would sneak them from the freezer after school. So happy to find this recipe. I hope my grandchildren enjoy them as much as I did.

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