Soft Almond Sugar Cookies with Cherries and Coconut

Cherry and almond are a match made in heaven, in my opinion. I made my own heavenly-sent twist on this fantastic flavor pairing in a delightful new cookie recipe. I don’t think anyone ever complained of having too many cookie recipes. This is a soft, almond-flavored sugar cookie with dried cherries and shredded coconut. 

The cookie texture is very cake-like, which I love, but I understand that cookie texture preference is a serious dividing line, so I feel compelled to warn readers. 

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies with Cherries and Coconut

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. milk or cream (I think you know which I used)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, stir together baking powder, flour, and salt. Set aside. 
  • Combine butter and sugars in a separate mixing bowl until fluffy. 
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing until combined, then pour in extracts. 
  • Slowly incorporate flour mixture, about a cup at a time until mixture has an even texture. 
  • Add in coconut and cherries last. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden and browned a bit. 

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