Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp cherry extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
5 csup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
Powdered sugar, for rolling


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars in a mixer for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly. Add extracts.

Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt a little at a time and then add cherries. Do not over mix, this process should take about one minute. Chill dough for up to a week in the fridge, or roll out and cut right away. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake cookies for 7-8 minutes.

Wait until cookies are cooled before icing.

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