- Cream butter with sugar. Beat in flavouring and water. Blend in flour and ground almonds- use hands if necessary. Chill if too soft.
- Shape dough into crescents or wrap a small amount around a candied cherry to form a smooth ball. Or, roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes with knife or cookie cutters.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 300 F for 15 to 25 minutes (depending on type of cookie) or until very lightly browned. Dust with icing sugar if desired then cool on rack. Or, rolled cookies may be decorated with icing.
Makes 24-30 cookies.
These are very popular cookies. If you limit the number of cherries of a color then of you can make a game out of who got the lucky color.