I bought new almonds, so of course I had to bake with them before I put them in the fridge.  Nothing like a fresh batch of easy cookies to test that the almonds are fine. And of course they were.

I thought I might be missing the chocolate in these cookies but the dried cherries from Trader Joe’s was just a perfect match for these cherry almond cookies. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar wins again! I didn’t add the almond extract since I hate it, so I got a nice vanilla cookie with almonds and cherries. These would probably be really good with cranberries too. They whip up just as easy as chocolate chip cookies but are something a little different. I’d probably make these for last minute guests or at night when I just need something sweet.