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Cherries Jubilee Cookies

Cherries Jubilee cookie recipe; This cherry cookie recipe uses tart cherries and rum extract to give the flavor of cherries jubilee.

Cherries-jubileeWhat’s your feeling about life changes?  Love ’em or hate ’em?

I always get excited to make big sweeping changes… right up until the moment I actually begin the changes, and then I’m no longer in love with the idea.

My first weak baby bird steps toward a much needed life change lately have left me feeling… well, it’s hard to describe.  Awful, I guess.  Uncomfortable might be a better word.  Maybe a little embarrassed.  At any rate, I don’t feel much like myself.

I needed a comforting activity to settle my mind, and baking today did the trick.  I chose an old favorite of Robb’s, and went to work.  Watching the butter and sugar turn all white and fluffy brings a sense of normalcy and calm to my life.

Is that weird?


Robb loves Cherries Jubilee.  He always wants me to make it, but that whole en flambe thing makes me squeamish.  Since I wasn’t going to be earning any amazing-wife points, I figured I would go for pretty-good-wife and turn his Cherries Jubilee into cookies. Continue reading “Cherries Jubilee Cookies” »

Cherries Jubilee Cookies

A simple butter cookie mixed with the flavors of Cherries Jubilee.

Source: I proudly created this one myself.

Yield: about 3-4 dozen

Several years ago, we went on a cruise.  They had Cherries Jubilee on the menu one night, and I think it was really our first encounter with this well-known dessert.  My husband fell instantly in love with it, which is a rare thing for him.  I’ve thought about making it at home a few times, but I’m a little intimidated by the whole en flambé thing.  I recently decided I could make a Cherries Jubilee cookie, and feel better about the whole situation.

Cherries Jubilee itself is not that complicated.  It’s just cherries, cooked in a simple syrup and poured over vanilla ice cream.  It’s totally my husband’s kind of dessert.  (It doesn’t have nearly enough chocolate in it for my taste!)  I set about recreating the Cherries Jubilee flavor, without the alcohol or fire.

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