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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 12

Why I Love This Recipe

These cookies look so festive on the cookie tray with red and green cherries

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. crushed rice krispies
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
candied cherries


Cream butter, sugar and cheese until fluffy. Add


Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.

Mix well and chill.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.

Roll in

rice krispies.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Top with a cherry.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Hi Maizey - you have awesome recipes! I have a question about your Cream Cheese Dainties recipe since I am going to try them for a cookie swap I am attending next week. Can you make them and just leave out the crushed rice crispies? I have tried different versions to get that delicate flavor I remember my best friend's mom always made Swedish Spritz cookies with the old fashioned metal press. I can not figure out why mine never taste as wonderful as hers and I think she might have used a tiny bit of fine grated lemon rind...or orange rind? I know she didnt use the rice crispies...but like you, she used some almond and I think some vanilla extract. Well, I am going to try your recipe using red and green cherry halves to top each one, as you suggested and just leave out the rice crispies! Thanks!

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