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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?

Cherry-cookie-recipe

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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