Friday, December 26, 2008

Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Another one of my favorite Christmas cookies! This is another recipe that was passed down to me from my wonderful aunt. Although I only made red ones this year, you can also use green maraschino cherries and green food coloring, and dip them into milk chocolate.

Cherry Shortbread Cookies


  • ½ cup chopped, drained maraschino cherries (put on paper towels to drain after chopping)
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon mlk
  • ½ tablespoon almond extract
  • food coloring
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Stir together flour and sugar
  • Cut in butter using a stand mixer or pastry blender until dough resembles fine crumbs
  • Stir in cherries, milk, food coloring, and almond extract
  • Form dough into a ball, knead until smooth
  • Roll dough into 1" balls, use the bottom of a glass to flatten them (I put a small piece of parchment paper on top of the dough first, so the dough does not stick to the glass)
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cookies are firm and light brown on the bottom
  • Let cookies cool competely
  • Melt white chocolate chips in microwave
  • Dip half of each cookie into white chocolate, place on parchment paper to dry


Melissa said...

I made these this year for the first time and thought they were awesome! I love the color.

PS - I tagged you!

Joelen said...

I love how colorful and festive your cookie packages are! :)

Helene said...

You have a great blog. I love the pictures.