Cherry Gem Cookies are colorful cookies go well with the Christmas season!
They look so tempting to eat and always get me into the Christmas spirit. It is as if this Cherry Gem cookie recipe came direct from Mrs. Claus herself!
I adapted this recipe to use shortbread cookie dough and I prefer almond extract to compliment the cherries.
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Cherry Gem Cookie Recipe:
Source: Original recipe idea came from Taste of Home, published as Sugared Cherry Jewels in 1999 issue of Best of Country Cookies.
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