Cherry Drop Cookie Recipe

Cherry Drop Cookie Recipe

Nothing like a quick and easy drop cookie recipe to have on hand when surprise guests pop in. If you like cherries, you’ll love’em!

Cherry Drop Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 375.


½ cup butter.

1 (3 oz) package cream cheese.

1 cup sugar.

2 eggs.

1 teaspoon vanilla.

1 teaspoon almond extract.

2 ¼ cups flour.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

1 teaspoon baking soda.

½ teaspoon salt.

1 (8.5 oz) can crushed pineapple, well drained.

½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped.

1 cup chopped pecans (optional).


Cream butter and cream cheese; add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in flavorings.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture.

Stir in pineapple, chopped cherries and, if desired, pecans.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto UN-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yields 2 dozen.

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