Cherry Cut Out Cookies with Cherry Icing

It’s not even cherry season her, but I can’t wait for it to arrive…

In the meantime I thought I’d make some cherry cookies with cherry icing.

Oh how I love fresh cherries! My cherry pitter gets quite a workout in the kitchen.

Right now it’s hibernating.

Until about mid May.

I tinted the cookie dough pink so they are extra pink with the added pink icing.

These were so yummy, I’m not even going to tell you how many I ate before they cooled and I could ice them.


5.0 from 2 reviews
Cherry Cut Out Cookies with Cherry Icing
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups confectioners/powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons cherry extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 drops Americolor soft pink coloring
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Cream together room temperature butter and sugar
  2. Add to this the egg and extract and color
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Adding a cupful at a time.
  4. Mix until the dough forms a ball on the paddle
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface and using cookie cutter, cut into desired shape.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 miinutes
Cherry Icing
  1. Cherry Icing
  2. Mix one cup powdered sugar with two teaspoons corn syrup, add in 2-3 tablespoons water and two teaspoons cherry extract along with 4-5 drops soft pink coloring.
  3. Mix until icing is smooth and pipe onto cookies with #4 tip.

recipe adapted from Sweet Sugar Belle’s Lemon Poppy Cookie

Cool cookies completely before icing, or eat them all when they are warm, your choice!


If you don’t want to ice them with a piping bag. Ice the cookies with this easy method.“How to ice cookies the easy way”

Two ways to ice them, you decide, a lot or a little!

If you like Cherry you may like these

Cherry Pie Cupcakes

I even started a Cherry Board on Pinterest


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  1. 1

    These are insanely gorgeous. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as cherry extract, I’ve got to get some. That is a great pink color!

  2. 2

    These are so pretty. You can almost taste them. I’ve got to find some cherry extract.

  3. 3

    I’m all about cherries, can’t wait for the season to get here!!

  4. 4

    So sweet. And I love cherries!

  5. 5

    Wonderful!!! So cute!!!

  6. 6

    so awesome! You make the best cookies!

  7. 7
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    How cute are these! I love cookies with icing and the bright red is bright and happy – just the way I like my cookies.

  8. 8
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    Oh by the way I like your new look!

  9. 10

    First your oatmeal cut-outs and now these pretty cherry cookies. I’m going to be busy in my kitchen with your recipes :)

    P.S. Your won-ton soup and your peanut noodles posts show up in my reader but when I click on the link I get Error Page Not Found message (??)

  10. 12

    these are some beautiful cookies, love that they’re cherry flavored!

  11. 13

    these are absolutely beautiful, Diane! they’re so cheery and bright, and they definitely remind me of cherries! I am a little obsessed with fresh cherries, I could probably eat a pound of them in one sitting without realizing it!

  12. 14

    Such a great flavor for cookies…and so pretty!

  13. 15
    Christy says:

    Would these be good without the icing?

    • 16

      Yes the cookies by themselves are very delicious, if you are not an icing person. If you want more cherry taste in the cookie add additional extract.

  14. 17

    What are the ingredient measurements for the cherry icing?

    • 18

      sorry about that I’m trying a new recipe format and the amounts aren’t showing up :(
      1 cup powdered sugar
      2 teaspoons corn syrup
      2-3 tablespoons water
      2 teaspoons cherry extract
      Americolor soft pink coloring(4-5 drops)
      Mix until icing is smooth and pipe onto cookies with #4 tip.

  15. 19

    so pretty!

  16. 20

    Hi Diane, is “americolor” require in making the dough? Couldn’t see the coloring step in making dough. So what makes the cookie/dough itself pink? Or is that the cherry extract that makes it pink? Thanks. Please advise.

  17. 25

    Hi Diane,
    for first step – “Cream together butter and sugar”, does it mean using a electronic mixer to beat it until it combine? Thanks.

    • 26

      Yes, I use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar together. My arm would be exhausted trying to mix it by hand.


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