This year I am going to be doing a homemade Christmas to further deepen our family's tradition of the season. My children are going to be getting mostly homemade items and so will some of our friends and neighbors. I know my neighbors look forward to my homemade treats each year.
Cherry Almond Teacakes
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter softened
3/4 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup amaretto liqueur* -or- 1/3 cup milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped, well-drained
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons melted
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle over batter.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.