Gluten-Free Almond Cherry Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cherry Cookies

I bought a bag of dried cherries recently and have been snacking on them with almonds.  Can you say   “YUM”?!?!? Anyway, it inspired this recipe!  It’s a small batch, but these cookies are rich and filling so you don’t need a lot!


  • 1/2 c butter (softened)
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c  almond meal (I had a little on hand and then ground raw almonds in my smoothie blender which worked great! I think a food processor might do the job too.)
  • 1/2 c  dried cherries
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 (scant) tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter and sugar together.  Add egg and almond extract.  Stir in almond meal, baking powder, salt, and cherries.  Drop rounded tablespoons of dough on a cookie sheet. I only fit 12-15 on each pan since these cookies spread A LOT!  


Give them room to spread! (I put too many here!)


Bake 10-12 min or until tops of the edges are brown. (One pan I pulled out earlier when the cookies were just set but not browned like you see below, and they are very crumbly cookies but still yummy.)


They’re done when edges are light brown!

Leave on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes and then move to a cookie rack to finish cooling…if you can wait that long!  😉



This might make a nice delicate little treat for mom on Mother’s Day!

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  1. I can almost smell ’em ready to come out of the oven. I’m guessing they might not pack well for mailing!!

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