Cherry Tea Cakes

December 4th, 2010

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I made these cookies for Eid Al-Adha and everybody loved them. The first thing my uncle said when he tasted them was “these are so delicious with a hint of almond, and not overpowering”.

Let’s make Cherry Tea Cakes:

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Heat oven to 350°F (176 °C).

1. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid, almond extract and food color with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.

2. On low speed, beat in flour and salt.

3. Stir in cherries

4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 20 to 30 minutes.

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9. In 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bag, place baking chips; seal bag. Microwave on High 35 to 50 seconds, squeezing chips in bag every 15 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip from bottom corner of bag; drizzle melted chips over cookies.

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Cherry Tea Cakes

From: Betty Crocker / Servings: 60 Cookies
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1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup (226 g) butter or
margarine, softened

2 tsp maraschino cherry liquid

1/2 tsp almond extract

3 or 4 drops red food color

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup drained maraschino
cherries, chopped

1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips

Heat oven to 350°F (176 °C).

In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid, almond extract and food color with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.

On low speed, beat in flour and salt.

Stir in cherries

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 20 to 30 minutes.

In 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bag, place baking chips; seal bag. Microwave on High 35 to 50 seconds, squeezing chips in bag every 15 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip from bottom corner of bag; drizzle melted chips over cookies.

Notes and Tips

I halved the recipe, and got more than 40 cookies (my cookies are small in size).

I used butter.

Instead of shaping the dough into 1 inch ball, I shaped the dough into balls and made each ball equals to 4 grams, and that’s much better to get equal sizes.

I used white chocolate bar and used bain-marie to melt it.

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89 Responses to “Cherry Tea Cakes”

  1. Tanvi says:

    These look soo cute and delicious.Vanilla chips sound too good.

  2. Zara says:

    What cuties! Cherry and almond is such a delicious combination!

  3. rebecca says:

    as per usual amazing treats on here

  4. How pretty are these? You made them for Eid. I’ll definitely make them for Christmas. We’ll make a bridge between…

  5. Dimah these are so beautiful! Perfect, petite, pink bites! Something about a pink dessert is so adorable don’t you think?

    I so love reading your blog. It can always be counted on to be gorgeous and like a little vacation! Thank you!

  6. Swathi says:

    Delicious cherry tea cakes Dimah. Love it.

  7. Lisa H. says:

    delectable… cute cherry cakes..

  8. These are so cute. you are definitely the cookie queen. all your cookies are mouthwatering and the photos are amazing. bookmarked these, i’ll make them for Christmas.
    hope you’re having a wonderful weekend

  9. What a pretty tea cakes! Looks soft and beautifully presented….

  10. They would indeed be perfect for an afternoon tea. They are just so pretty.

  11. Mateja says:

    These cookies reminded of a beautiful starry summar night- so light and delicat ^_^

  12. alison says:

    perfect for a cup of tea!and looks so beautiful!

  13. Luna says:

    I must say that these little tea cakes look so scrumptious. Thank you very much for sharing. Luna

  14. Woundeful.Perfect tea time cookies.

  15. How adorable! I would love to make these for an afternoon tea, they’re so pretty.

  16. Cherine says:

    Oh those treats look amazing!

  17. fooddreamer says:

    These are so delicate and pretty, I almost wouldn’t want to eat them! But I bet they taste great, so I probably would eat them anyway.

  18. Simply Life says:

    oh those are adorable!

  19. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Wow! These little cookies looks so cute.

  20. these cookies are worth an afternoon spent eating them with a good cup of hot tea! Dainty and delicious!

  21. Reeni says:

    What a lovely little cookie! I adore the cherry and almond flavors!

  22. It’s a perfect balance of flavour and colors! Beautiful and I imagine, very tasty :) Happy I discovered your blog!

  23. Nice looking cookies! Bet they taste wonderful as well.

  24. pierre says:

    they look absolutely delicious !!pierre

  25. These look really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Sandra says:

    Oh my..those look yummy and they are so cute!

  27. They look so cute and delicate!
    Have a nice day
    Barbaraxx

  28. Lisa says:

    They look delicious and beautiful.

  29. eatgreek.net says:

    they are so small!!!! I love them!!! :D

  30. Katerina says:

    They look so beautiful. I love their light pink color.

  31. colourful cakes looks yummy

  32. These cookies look absolutely lovely! And I love your uncle’s comment.. it makes him sound like a professional food critic!! :p

  33. Evan @swEEts says:

    Adorable little cookies :) I’m sure they tasted just as good as they look!

  34. tigerfish says:

    They look very pretty! Almost look like chocolate!

  35. aipi says:

    looks heavenly. Can’t take my eyes off it.

  36. Juliana says:

    Oh! These cookies are so cute, love the color and the cherry flavor…so delicate :-)

  37. Trish says:

    Love these! They are so beautiful and look so scrumptious!

  38. Padhu says:

    Awesome !! Drop by my space when u find time

  39. So cute! and very interesting, I’ve never seen this before.

  40. Krishnaveni says:

    wow, that looks so pretty

  41. These look just perfect! I love them :)

  42. They look really cute! Love the colours.

  43. Becky says:

    These little cookies are so pretty. Just a perfect little bite.

  44. Wow, beautiful pics, and they sound wonderful!

  45. Sarah Naveen says:

    oh wow!! yummy yumm!!!! looks so delicious..

  46. I saw this in Foodbuzz top9 today and had to come and take a look because these tea cakes are beautiful! Love your recipe, and also your tips.

  47. briarrose says:

    Wonderful recipe. These look like delicious nibbles. Charming picture.

  48. MaryMoh says:

    These look really pretty and delicious! I love them! :) Thanks very much for sharing.

  49. Hannah says:

    Now are those adorable little morsels or what! They look like they’d make perfect stocking stuffers, or just after dinner nibbles. ;)

  50. So adorable and bite sized. Looks delicious.

  51. Lori says:

    Oh I just love these kinda cookies. I love how you made them like buttons. They are so adorable.

  52. Stefanie says:

    Lovely!!! These have just made it onto my Christmas cookie list! Thanks Dimah!

  53. Anna's Table says:

    Congratulations on the top nine. These are lovely and would make a nice addition to the Christmas cookie batch.

  54. aaiii… sssooo cute and looks gorgeous ! Thx for sharing recipe.. I love making them soon. and congratulation on TOP 9 today :)

  55. Rosa says:

    Those are so pretty and dainty! A nice treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  56. They are cute and they sound delicious! Cherry, vanilla and almonds= 3x yummy! And this pink colour is sooo cute!

  57. RavieNomNoms says:

    SO adorable!

  58. Namitha says:

    Great treats..loved the red hue from cherry liquid

  59. Dimah-I always trust Betty Crocker recipes…always have.
    Love these pretty little tea cakes, and the recipe, as well.
    Congratulations, on the Top 9.
    Well deserved!

  60. Tamanna says:

    ahhh such a delightful treat to enjoy with my chai tea!!

  61. Karen says:

    These are precious! The almond and the cherry must make such a perfect combination. Congrats on another Top 9!

  62. dimah these cuties looks swell ! love them and fab clicks !!

  63. These looks so perfect and so cute! I will definitely try them.
    Magda

  64. Claudia says:

    You make everything so pretty – just so delicate and sweet. The cherries with the almonds are just a mouthwatering taste treat.

  65. I love the color, and they sound delicious with cherries and almond extract!

  66. anh says:

    so adorable! A nice change from our Eid feast which is always full of baklavas! Not that I’m complaining ;)

  67. So beautiful! Congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9 the other day. The tea cakes look so delicious too.

  68. They look wonderful and like the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! :D

  69. Fragolina says:

    Look very delicious, I have never tasted drained cherries baked in a dough. They must be good!!!

  70. Chitchat says:

    Loved these cute cakes,absolutely got bowled over by your space.

    Chitchat

  71. What a wonderful treat, and they are so pretty too!
    *kisses* HH

  72. Oh they look dam cute and beautiful am booking this for sure

  73. Fathima says:

    adorable and cute lil tea cakes… very well presented!

  74. Aldy says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! These little cakes look ADORABLE:)

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

  75. Nadia says:

    adorable, i love the blushing pink color.

    eid at your house must be amazing!

  76. Yet again another brilliant recipe and post. You should sell these little beauties! I’d buy them!

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  78. Coffeebeans says:

    Oh, those cookies are amazing! You have such interesting recipes.

  79. Cindy says:

    The cakes looks so cute,
    Perfect for my afternoon snack!

  80. I love maraschino cherries! These cookies sounds incredible.

  81. AWESOME!!! My son’s already in love with your Cherry Tea Cakes – they are soooo beautiful and look sooooo delicious!!!

  82. aipi says:

    They look so darn cute!!

  83. Stephanie says:

    These are lovely! They’re adorable and sound delicious.

  84. thoma says:

    characteristically beautiful Dimah! can i do away with the cherry liquid or any possbile substitute?

  85. Dimah says:

    coffeebeans: Thank you so much!

    Cindy: Thanks!

    Lynn @ I’ll Have What She’s Having: Thanks for stopping by!

    Mina @ Angellove’s Cooking: Thank you! hope you try them :)

    aipi: Thanks!

    Stephanie: Thank you so much! they are delicious!

    thoma: Thanks for stopping by! I’m not sure about omitting the liquid because that may affect the dough and the taste.

  86. madi says:

    Salaaam dimah hop ur doing wel with eid preparation …im using mini oven so while baking tez cherry cakes shall i place the baking tray in te midle of the oven or at te bottom ?

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