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Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Ruth from has Once Upon A Feast has graciously allowed me to post two of the recipes from her cookbook. The first is a delicious, tender Cherry Shortbread Cookie. Enjoy and please pick up either the CD or the Ebook by Ruth -- it is truly worth every cent!

Cherry Shortbread Cookies 
Makes 4 Dozen

1 cup butter (room temperature)
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
maraschino cherries cut in quarters and patted dry

1.Preheat oven to 325°F/170°C.

2.Cream butter and sugar for five minutes. Beat in egg yolk and extracts and gradually add flour.

3.Knead dough just until soft and pliable (a minute or so). Do not over knead the dough.

4.Form into balls about the size of the top of your thumb (tip to first knuckle) and flatten with the bottom of a glass*. Press the cherry piece into the center of the cookie.

5.Bake for 10-12 minutes in center of oven. The cookies should be dry on top but NOT brown on the bottom.

6.Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before storing.

Ruth's Tips and Variations:
-Rub the bottom of the glass over left over flour on the board and shake off the excess before you flatten the ball of dough.
-I usually use parchment paper on my cookie sheets. No need to grease the pan.
-Do not let cookies brown at bottom

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  1. Yummy....I am so making these :) great recipe site!!

  2. Finally a salted butter recipe!!! The ingredients are making my mouth water!!! I love almond flavoring-never thought to add it to short bread. These are on my list!

  3. yummy! New follower from Sumo's linky party! Oh I am going to love visiting your blog! trying to get my inner baker (and cooker) going!


    would love a follow back at

  4. Yummy! I found you yesterday! But for some reason Icouldn't follow! I'm your newest follower!

  5. OMG. These sound delish!


  6. Hi Ali,Im happy to find your blog.Your dishes are all mouth watering..I am your newest follower.hope you can drop by and visit me.

  7. Yum! You blog has some yummy looking things that I think I need to make. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.


  8. Ali these looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  9. Yum! Please come and share it at my link party:

  10. I am so glad you joined in on "Made it on Monday"

    These look easy and yummy! My kind of recipe!

    I hope you make us your new "habit" :)

  11. I know they're full of preservatives and food coloring, but I really like maraschino cherries. Your cookies look so good!!


  12. Mmmmm...yummy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  13. Yum! These are some good looking cookies.

    I'd love for you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  14. Mmmmm.... yummy!! My mom makes these with strawberry jam and I always eat A TON of them!!! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party!! I shared this on my FB page! :)

  15. How cute!! I'm drooling too over the food in your sidebar. The lasagna rolls?? yum! I am now a follower and hope you'll stop by our blog for a visit.


  16. Yummy!! I wish i had one right now!

  17. Your blog has gone into my favorites. The barbecued chicken pizza did it! I saw you at What Allie's Making Now blog hop, and want to follow you. Looks like something is wrong with your Google Friend, though. Let me know when I can follow.

  18. Oops, disregard the previous message. Looks like your Google Friend is fine, sorry. I'm your newest follower. Please come by and link up at my blog hop, too:

  19. so love this type of cookie

  20. They are so prety! I made a jam centered sugar cookie once. Think shortbread would have held up better.

    Thanks for linking up to Make & Share. Good News! I found a thumbnail linky and updated it with your blog post.

  21. Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  22. These sound really yummy...i love almond flavours. :)

    Tnx for linking up at Who Made What? Weekends! :)

  23. I can't wait to try these...
    I was looking for new blogs and I came across yours :) I just wanted to say hi...I am now following you from stop by and say hi

  24. Yum! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


  25. Hmmm this is so mouth watering. So yummy and easy to make too.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe,
    Cathy@lab coat

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