Aunt Kate's Cherry Cookies Recipe


  • 1C shortening
  • 1C brown sugar
  • 1C chopped maraschino cherries, drained (reserve juice)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1T anise extract
  • 4C flour
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1t baking soda


My Great-Aunt Used To Make Cherry Cookies For Me When I Was A Child But The Recipe Was Apparently Known To Her Alone. I Have Searched Hundreds Of Recipes And Eventually Pieced Together An Approximation So My Descendants Can Get A Taste Of My Childhood.

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