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Melt In Your Mouth Cherry Shortbread Cookies


What pretty little cherry gems these cookies are. Not only are they adorable, they taste fantastic. This is a simple dough but it creates a tender, melt in your mouth cherry shortbread. Gorgeous and they are great for a holiday cookie tray.


I recommend keeping these cookies small (one teaspoon of dough) as directed in the recipe.


So festive. Enjoy!


Melt In Your Mouth Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup butter
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add the cornstarch and flour and mix well. Stir in the chopped cherries. Chill the dough for one hour. After chilling, drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake until the edges are lightly golden, about 11 to 13 minutes. Be careful not to overbake.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com





Comments

  1. These are perfect!! And, I love how simple the recipe is!

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  2. can these be made w/out the cherries???? some holiday gift recipients may not appreciate the fruit, as in school, work, etc.

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    1. I haven't tried it so I can't say how they'd taste. They'd be missing a whole lot of the sweetness without cherries. If you don't want cherries I'd recommend trying a different recipe, since I can't vouch for how this would be without the cherries.

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  3. Yummmmmm! You are killing it with the cherry cookies this year!

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  4. Beautiful and festive cherry shortbread Christmas cookies, Ali! Pinned them to my Christmas Cookies board at Pinterest. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi, do you use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe? Thanks! Look delicious!

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    1. Hi - I always use salted butter in my recipes. In this recipe, since there is no additional salt in it, I think that is just fine.

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  6. Did you drain cherries well before adding ie dry them out? Wondering how you managed the glorious pink shade if you did dry them.

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    1. So sorry that I don't recall as this was posted 3 years ago. But unless a recipe calls specifically for patting dry with a paper towel, I will just remove from the jar and if a little cherry liquid is on them, I let it be. They are usually pretty juicy as is so that adds to that pretty coloring.

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  7. I made the cookies and put peacans in them. Very good cookies!

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