Here’s a pretty, festive recipe from Taste of Home I tried out this Christmas. They are yummy, especially if you love sweets with fruit! I don’t think I’ll make them every year, but definitely again sometime.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, drained
12 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, finely chopped, divided
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons shortening
Coarse sugar and red edible glitter
- In a large bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Knead in the cherries, 2/3 cup white chocolate and extract until dough forms a ball.
- Shape into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in remaining sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining white chocolate at 70% power; stir until smooth. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate; sprinkle with coarse sugar and edible glitter. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: about 4 dozen. (I got under 3 dozen.)
I just used sprinkles instead of edible glitter. This cookie is sweet, but not overly rich.
I’m not a big cherry person, but they look very pretty! I’ll pin them.
I’m not really either, but Seth loves fruity kinds of desserts. Thanks for pinning! They are pretty.
Merry Christmas To You All! The cookies look yummy… I did not do much in the way of baking this year… maybe we will try something yummy later in the new year 🙂 All your cookies look beautiful! Miss you and Love You All!
Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well! We missed you!
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