Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Recipe Linky Party

Rowdy in First Grade is having a recipe linky party. Here is my post for my favorite (and very pretty) Cherry Shortbread Cookies..

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

             ½ c. maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
             2 ½ c flour
             ½ c sugar
           1 c cold butter
           12 oz white choc baking squares, finely chopped
            ½ t almond extract
             2 drops red food coloring
            2 t shortening
          White nonpareils and/or red edible sprinkles

            Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Spread cherries on paper towels to
          Drain well. In a large bowl, stir together flour and the ½ c sugar. Using
          A  pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
           Stir in drained cherries and 4 oz (2/3 c) of the chopped white choc.
            Stir in almond extract and if desired, food coloring. Form mixture into
             A ball and knead until smooth. Shape dough into ¾ inch balls. Place balls
               2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom  of a
             Drinking glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls to 1 ½ inch rounds. Bake for
           10-12 minutes, or until centers are set. Let stand for 1 minute on cookie
             Sheet. Transfer to wire rack to cool. In a plastic bag, melt remaining white
             Chocolate and 2 T shortening. Cute small opening and drizzle over
            Cookies. Sprinkle with sprinkles and nonpareils. Enjoy!

                 Makes about 60 small cookies.


  1. These look sooo yummy Sarah! Welcome to the blogging world! Make sure to link up to TBA's linky parties and our blog hopping page so others can find your fabulous ideas. Many blessings!

    Teaching Blog Addict
    ♥Teaching with TLC

  2. Thank you! They are pretty easy to make and look so girly! Your blog is amazing! I'm so glad I came across it!