Cherry Bow Ties

Cherry Bow Ties
Yield: 48 bow ties Prep 25 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 350°F 14 mins to 16 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 24 green glace cherries, each halved
  • 24 red glace cherries, each halved
  • 96 sliced blanched almonds (optional), about 1/4 cup

Make It

1. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and salt on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. On low speed, gradually beat in flour just until combined.

2. Wrap dough in plastic wrap (dough will be sticky). Refrigerate 1 hour. Divide dough in half, shaping each half into 6-inch log. Wrap each half. Refrigerate 2 hours.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

4. Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Pinch together top and bottom of each circle to make bow-tie shape.

5. Decorate by pressing cherry half into center of each bow tie, and almonds on sides if desired.

6. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 14 to 16 minutes or until golden and set around edges. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 84, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 30, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.