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White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

Lead in image of the White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies on a black cake platter with red ornaments.

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I love everything about Christmas cookies! Who doesn’t love all the colors, shapes, sprinkles, drizzles, and delicious flavors? I don’t think you could combine more of those into these fun White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies. I mean, come on… they have just about everything that you want!

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

Bright and colorful Maraschino Cherries – CHECK!

White chocolate drizzle and dip – CHECK!

Fun sprinkles to make them extra festive – CHECK!

I know your family is going to love this easy shortbread recipe, so grab the kids and get in the kitchen!

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

The fun thing about these cookies is that they can be customized for any time of year. Instead of white chocolate, use some colored candy melts for different seasons. A pink dip for Valentine’s Day, or a red and blue drizzle for the 4th of July!

Also, did you know that they make different colored cherries? Say what??

YEP! Blue cherriesYellow cherriesGreen cherriesOrange cherries Look for them via Roland Foods. Some stores carry them, but you’ll most likely have to order the special colors. But man, will your friends be impressed! You could have a whole rainbow of colored cookies for St. Patrick’s Day!

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

More Shortbread Recipes

For more Shortbread Cookie ideas, check out these

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Yield: 36

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

This holiday season, enjoy some sweet Shortbread Cherry Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They were so yummy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar + 1/4 C for dipping
  • 1 C cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 C chopped maraschino cherries - apx 12
  • 12 oz white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • Red and White coarse sugar for decorating

Instructions

  1. Cut the maraschino cherries up and dry them in paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  3. Mix the flour and sugar in a food processor. Slowly pulse in some of the butter until it is all crumbled in. Add in the extract and pulse until it starts to stick together. Transfer to a bowl and add in the maraschino cherries and 2/3 cups of the white chocolate.
  4. Use a tablespoon to measure out the batter. Dip a glass into the remaining sugar and slightly flatten the cookies.
  5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, the edges should be firm. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Melt the remaining white chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  7. Dip the cookie into the white chocolate and place on wax paper. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar to decorate.
  8. Store in an airtight container once the chocolate is set.

Notes

Substitute the chopped white chocolate with white chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Jennifer Dawn

Thursday 10th of December 2015

These look delicious! We'd love to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/12/diy-kitchen-gift-ideas-and-little-bird.html

Anita

Thursday 10th of December 2015

This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I'm Anita visiting from Showcase Your Talent Thursday.